Terry Wayne Clark

Friday, September 5, 1952 - Monday, September 19, 2022

A Blessed Life

Photo of Terry Wayne Clark  - 1952-2022

Canton- Our hearts are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of Terry Wayne Clark, age 70, on Monday, September 19, 2022.  Terry was a wonderful Husband, Dad, Pops, Papa, Brother and Friend.

 He was born September 5, 1952 to the late Edgar William Clark and the late Geneva Smith Clark.  Terry was a lifelong resident of Haywood County and was a 1970 graduate of Pisgah High School. He continued his education at Asheville Buncombe Technical College where received his Associate’s Degree in Diesel Engineering. Mr. Clark was employed with John Deere Corporation for 32 dedicated years and was later employed with Caterpillar Inc. for 8 years. He held a passion for antique cars and Terry was well known throughout the area for his amazing talent of restoration and working on vintage automobiles.  In the words of his family, “He loved his cars.”  Terry often enjoyed attending car shows throughout Western North Carolina which brought many friendships into his life that were never forgotten and he had been an active member of  the Happy Days Car Club several years ago. 

He also enjoyed farming and spent endless hours working on his farm and raising Black Angus cattle. Terry Wayne Clark has left us much too soon but we shall hold on to the wonderful memories that we have each shared with him and remember the great love that he held in his heart for his family.  Terry will always be with us -just like the soft whisper of the wind or as the warm sunshine falls upon our face, we will know he is close.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joshe Clark who passed away in 2021.

Surviving are his high school sweetheart and his loving devoted wife of 50 years, Paula Mull Clark of Canton; his son, Jason Clark of Canton;  a grandson , Jesse Clark of Canton;  a granddaughter, Jenna Clark of Memphis, Tennessee; a brother, Reverend Keith Clark and his wife Linda of Canton;  a sister, Eleen Mitchell and her husband, Roger of Canton; also many friends.

To honor Mr. Clark’s request, no formal funeral services will be held.  We kindly ask that friends contact the family if you wish to visit and share memories at the Clark home.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Clark family.

Condolences from family and friends

Paula, Keith , Eleen, all the family, so sorry to hear this news. Thoughts and Prayers as you face the days Ahead.
Pat Clark Grogan
Paula, I am so saddened by the passing of Terry. It was so great to see you and him at the Reunion. Sending mush love and prayers. Love, Janice
Janice Parhan
Paula, I’m so sorry to hear about Terry! He was such a great guy and always nice to me and our family. Since we moved to Hickory I won’t be home to stop by and see you, but you are in my thoughts and prayers! Sending hugs.
Courtney Parris
My deepest sympathy to all of the family.
Juanita Clark Dixon
So sorry to hear of Terry passing my wife passed on the 16th we will sure miss Terry at car shows I really enjoyed Talking to me and his wife he was a wonderful man,my prayers going to the family.
Harold Hannah
Paula, I’m so, so sorry to hear this sad news. You and all of the family are in my thoughts and prayers. I saw Keith and Linda this past Sunday and asked about you and Terry. You and Terry were always so kind and such good friends and family to me. Love to you! Pam
Pam Robinson Bailey
Paula, Eileen and Family . We just got this news. I am so very heartsick for all of you. Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers and Paula. If there's anything we can do, please let us know. Love . Tim and Tanna
Tim and Tanna Timbes
Paula I am sorry about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May God confront you during this time.
Doris Lanning
Paula and family, I’m so very saddened to hear of Terry’s passing. I know how difficult this is for you guys and how much he’ll be missed. Please know that you’ll be in my thoughts in the coming days, weeks and months. Sending much love, Lauren
Lauren (Edwards) Hedden
You are all on our minds and in our hearts!
Dale and Ann Buckner
Paula, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Jackie Edwards
I am so sorry for your loss Terry was kind, gentle and hard working person. He always had a good word for everyone he met. He will be missed. Paula and Jason you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you my hugs.
Vesna Francis
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Mike and Angela Grogan
Terry was truly a special person. I won't ever forget him. I guess God needed an extra special angel and he got one. Paula, I'm so sorry for your loss. May God give you strength, peace and comfort.
Kelly Rickman Queen
Terry was special to me and I wish I could hug his neck. I have known him for more than 40 years and he was a great friend.
Karl Zielke
Paula and Jason, Our sincere condolences on the losses that you have experienced lately. Terry was always so kind and warm to Madison and I. Love and prayers.
Amanda (Higdon)Campbell