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Charles Clark

December 13, 1940 — October 31, 2021

Late Sunday afternoon, on October 31, 2021, Charles Grady Clark, age 80, peacefully left his earthly home.

He was a kind and gentle soul. A devoted husband, dad and grandpa (Papa/Poppy).

He believed in keeping your word, working every day, and honoring your commitments. He paid his bills before they were due. No exception.

He thought a man should never stop learning. As a boy and a man, he learned about the world by reading encyclopedias and history books. And when he was finally able to travel to places he had only read about, he was grateful. He would tell his family, “I read about this place when I was a kid. I never dreamed I would actually get to see it in person.”

He was an incredible musician. He could hear a song once, and somehow make his guitar play the song from start to finish. He loved Elvis, the Beatles, Credence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell… all the oldies.

His favorites serenaded him in the days before he left on his final journey.

A lifelong resident of Cherokee County, Grady was the youngest of nine children, born in Canton, Georgia on December 13, 1940.

He leaves behind Helen, his beloved wife of 62 years. Until the very end, he called her “Baby Helen.” Always referring to her as “the love of my life.”

Other survivors:

Daughter: Danita Clark Able

Son: Dwight Clark


Justin and Rebecca Clark

Lindsey and Aaron Fisher

Garrett and Samantha Able


Carter Clark

Cooper Clark

Sister: Shirley (Phil) Rutherford

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Grady was preceded in death by his parents, James H. Clark and Mary Angeline Davidson Clark. He loved them immensely. Sisters, Eileen Clark Stancil, Imogene Clark Lathem, brothers, Wallace Clark, R. L. Clark, Jake Clark, Thurmond Clark, and Wayne Clark

Visitation will be Tuesday November 2 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm and again Wednesday from 12:00 noon till 2:00pm. Funeral services will begin at 2:00pm n the chapel of Canton Funeral Home followed by interment at Macedonia Memorial Park.

Canton Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Charles Clark.

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