William Edward Clark was born Jan. 25, 1943, in Talladega, Alabama, and later moved to Opelika. Ed passed away on Jan. 19, 2023, at East Alabama Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. Ed was a beloved member of Airview Baptist Church and an Alabama fan.

He served our community as a firefighter in Opelika and Auburn. In 1981, he joined East Alabama Medical Center and served both as a paramedic and apartment manager until his retirement in 2004. After, he worked per diem until 2008.

Ed is survived by his loving wife Barbra of 58 years; two daughters: Angela Clark Reece and Dottie (Joe) Lewis; four grandsons: Kyle (Casey) Golden, Tyler (Samantha) Lewis, Chad Golden, Gabe (Courtney) Lewis; three great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters, and awaiting the arrival of the fourth great-grandson; brother Gerald “Wayne” Clark and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by both parents, Henry and Gladys Clark; four brothers, Harold, Herbert, Clarence and Huey; and two sisters, Billie and Joyce.

He will always be remembered, loved and cherished by all those who knew him.

Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home with Gary Walker and Larry Felkin officiating. Burial followed in Waverly Cemetery.


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