Surviving are faithful wife of 42 years Mrs. Hermione Clarke; daughter Catherine Edwards Brinson; sons-in-law Alexander Brinson, Narciso Melendez; grandchildren Francisca, Oronda, Christina, Horace, KizzyAnn, Christopher Matthew, Darryl, Christopher Michael, Inez, Tasiti and Jamal; great-grandchildren Omani, Riley, Camden, Arriana and Jaylin; sisters-in-law Victoria Burgess, Catherine Griffin, Karen Johnson, Althea Williams and Angela Johnson; brothers-in-law Clayton Burgess, Allen Griffin, Jeffrey Johnson and Robert Johnson; cousins The Nemleys — the Rev. James, Deborah, Howard, Thomas, Dawud, Marion, Bobbie, Terese Stephen, John, Monique, Haywood, Pamela, Martin and Tracey, Stanley Brown, Janice Hammonds, Donice Morris, William M., Rosetta Morris and Edwing Emmanuel; special friends Rich Turner and John Sanders (his jazz partners) and his devoted nurse Marjorie Rodney and her assistant Ms. Yolanda.
Funeral services for Mr. Clyde R. Clarke were held July 13, at 11 a.m. at Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers with Pastor Eric W. Lee Sr., Minister Billie Cox, the Rev. Michael Pigg and Minister Brian Russell officiating. Internment was in The Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Milledgeville.