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Memorial Service for J Franklin Clark

Save the date.  Thursday, May 9, 2019. 2:00 pm.

Reception following in Fellowship Hall.

Rev. Gary Pinder, Pastor Emeritus of Lewinsville, has been invited to preach, sharing the leadership of the service with Rev. Scott Ramsey. Jonathan Dimmock, former member of Lewinsville, organ student of J Clark, and concert organist will be sharing in the music leadership with John Nothaft.

We are seeking photos of J Clark and his presence and activities at Lewinsville.  If you have any photos to share, please contact Sally McKeown or Lois Dokken.  Make sure any photos you provide are marked on the back with your name.

Former Choir Members:  Would you like to be a part of the choir for this service?  If so, sign up below.  John Nothaft, Director of Music Ministries, will send you information about rehearsals and the music.

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About J Franklin Clark:

J. Franklin Clark, 79, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 in Atlanta, Ga. Born in Clay, KY, J began his musical studies at age 9. He attended college at the University of Evansville and after his under-graduate work, the University of Syracuse, New York. While at Syracuse University, he was confirmed in the Episcopal Church and received a scholarship from the Diocese of Central New York to attend the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After completing one year of theological studies, he decided that his ministry to the church was solely in area of church ministry of music. He entered the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and in 1967 became the Minister of Music at Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in McLean, VA where he remained until his retirement in 2004. After retirement, he and his partner Richard Jarvis relocated to the Midtown area of Atlanta, where he continued to utilize his love of music and talent as an organist, most recently at the Cathedral of St Phillip. Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his partner of 40 years, Richard Jarvis, mother, Jimmie N. Clark, father, Oyd B. Clark and brother, John Laurence Clark. He is survived by his brother, Oyd Daniel Clark, sister-in-law, Dimple Clark, niece, Kathy Stokes (Jeff Stokes) great niece, Laura Beth Hollis (Matthew Hollis), great nephew, Will Purdie (Kimberly Purdie), niece, Shannon Ray (Greg Ray) and great nieces Reagan and Avery Ray.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lewinsville Music Fund.  (Please write your check to Lewinsville Presbyterian Church Foundation, annotated “Music Fund.”  Checks can be mailed to Lewinsville Presbyterian Church Foundation, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101 or left with the church office during normal business hours.)