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Jack D. Clarkson

Jack D. Clarkson

Died: Monday, October 19, 2009
Age: 79
Jack D. Clarkson, 79, passed away after a lengthy illness in Harahan, LA on Monday, October 19, 2009.

Beloved husband of Mary Joyce Peppe Clarkson for 56 years. Father of Mary Lynne Springmann, Patricia Ann Stallings, Charles Kirk Clarkson and Sharon Lee Clarkson. Father-in-law of Scott P. Springmann and the late Thomas R. Stallings. Brother of Virginia Bryan (William) (formerly of Imlay City), and Ruth Ann Parks and the late Harley Clarkson and Arlene Terpening. Son of the late Orla Clarkson (of Attica, MI) and Louise Laidlaw (Clarkson) Bastedo. Grandfather of Jennifer Stallings, Amanda Stallings Ayala (Ronald) and Eric Springmann. Great-grandfather of Sarah and Jacob April and Connor Ayala. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

A resident of Harahan, LA for the past 49 years, he was born in Goodland, and formerly lived in Attica.

Mr. Clarkson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a parishioner of St. Rita of Cascia Catholic Church located in Harahan, LA and a recipient of the distinguished Order of St. Louis IX Medallion. In service to his church community, Mr. Clarkson was a lay Eucharistic minister, an adorer at the St. Rita Adoration Chapel, a volunteer tutor at St. Rita Parochial School, a member of the St. Rita Dadís Club.

He worked for many years as an installer of heavy equipment in the banking industry.

Visitation was held at St. Rita of Cascia Catholic Church in Harahan, LA on October 24, 2009, followed by a Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment followed at the Chapel of Peace at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Metairie, LA. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp was in charge of arrangements.

Family guestbook may be signed at www.mem.com.
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