Sherman Levion “Scotty” Clark Jr., age 59, of Rome passed away Saturday November 20, 2021 at his residence.
Scotty was born on May 17, 1962, in Rome GA., to Sherman Clark Sr. and Betty Jean Bridges Clark. Scotty was loved by so many people and will be missed dearly. He was a lifetime member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Scotty worked at the Rome Floyd Chamber for over 20 years as the Director of Finance. Scotty was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Survivors include his parents: Sherman Clark Sr. and Betty Jean Clark; sister: Susan (Mark) Swanson; and nephew: Jarrett Swanson.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday November 29, 2021 at Fellowship Church, with Rev. Jamison Work officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until service hour on Monday at Fellowship Church, 314 Burnett Ferry Rd. Rome GA. 30165.
Pallbearers include the following: Bryan Shealy, Jim Givens, Randy Holder, Donald Bing, Mike Masters, Ken Wright, Joy Shirey, Suzanne Bray. Honorary pallbearers: Vivian Richmeier, Jeannie Krueger, Alison Smith, Jennifer Cox, Lindy Jackson and Regan Hice.
He loved his lord and his church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fellowship Church, 314 Burnett Ferry Rd. Rome GA. 30165.
Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
For more than a decade, Al Hodge and Scotty Clark worked together at the Rome-Floyd Chamber. Al was the president and chief executive officer; Scotty finance guy who also dipped into IT and human resources and elsewhere as needed.
Almost always, Hodge recalls, Scotty would great him with a smile. He attention to detail was laser focused but there was also always something else. Ever so lightly, no matter what the calendar said, Hodge recalls the sounds of Christmas.
Scotty’s passing comes just as the rest of us catch up with his spirit of Christmas present as the holidays begin.
In all their years together, Hodge recalls there was never a problem with the chamber’s books. The auditors would laud Scotty as having any record they requested at the ready that same day. The former chamber executive recalls the auditors telling him the standard procedure was a wait of a few days, maybe a week or more, and occasionally the need for a reminder phone call. Not on Scotty’s watch.
Scotty died early Saturday after a series of recent health issues. News spread slowly at first, to give his family time to cope. On Monday, the chamber posted a remembrance of their longtime colleague, shocking many who didn’t knw ow his recent health struggles.
A 1986 graduate of Shorter College, Scotty was the steady face and steady voice whenever you visited the chamber. He was devoted to his immediate family, always attending their baseball games or other events after shutting down his chamber computer for the day.
His sister, Susan Clark Swanson, posted the following for friends:
“The world lost a great person Saturday morning, my wonderful brother Scotty Clark passed away peacefully in his sleep after a long struggle with his health, we are sad he is gone but we are so glad he isn’t suffering any longer!!!! He is in heaven with his new body, hopefully running around and doing things he hasn’t been able to do in a very long time and I hope he is loving on our dog, Bailey, who went before him. We don’t know arrangements yet, it will be after Thanksgiving sometime so family and friends will be able to celebrate with us, Scotty said he didn’t want people to be sad he wants them to remember the fun times with him.”