Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Robert M. Clarke

Mr. Robert M. Clarke, age 76, Jonesborough, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021, at his residence after a long illness. He was truly one of a kind and will be deeply missed.
Mr. Clarke was born March 11, 1945, in Washington County, TN, and was the son of the late Judge Will H. and Eva Branham Clarke. He was predeceased by five brothers, Will H. Clarke II, John R. Clarke, Thomas R. Clarke, Howard D. Clarke, James D. Clarke, and one sister, Louise Clarke Dibble.
He was a member of Jonesborough Presbyterian Church, where he served as Elder for nine years, and he served as Jonesborough Town Alderman for over 16 years.
Mr. Clarke was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Monacan Indian Nation.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Craig Clarke and Mikaila Turner-Clarke, Princeton, Massachusetts; and two grandchildren, Nathan and Amaya Turner-Clarke.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ronnie Fine and Steve Troutman for their kind attention.
Graveside services will be conducted 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Monte Vista Memorial Park with Pastor Craig Ford officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be sent to the Vietnam Veterans of America at www.vva.org/donate/.

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Dava Lee Russell
Craig and family, I am so sorry we missed your Dad’s funeral! He was a great friend to me from the time we were in the nursery together at the Jonesborough Presbyterian Church. He saved my life one time in a wreck. Not only did he stay with me till ambulance took me to JCMC but he also came to our home to tell Johnny. He then took our girls to my Mother’s to stay. Mom was Ruth Broyles. She and Miss Eva were tight friends. I thank God for your Dad and our many years of close friendship! Sorry we didn’t meet your children when you were here.
Karen Williams-Manis
I worked with Bob for 10 years at Mayo Seed Company out of Knoxville. He was an all around great man with many accomplishments and will be truly missed. My heart and my prayers go out to you and your family during this time. I didn't hear of Bob's passing until now from another friend we both worked with and admired from Mayo Seed Company.
Donna Smith Rowland
Bobby was my cousin and close friend. He was like a brother to me and I loved him dearly. He was a good, honorable person who helped many people. I have so many special memories of Bobby and Ross and I will miss him as will many others. My prayers are with his family.
Donna Gail Boyd Glass (niece of Patsy Corby)
Bob was a friend of my aunt's. I remember him as a kind man who was always laughing. I am sorry for your loss. God bless.
Bob was a great man and a good friend we knew for over 30 years he was a man of honor and integrity who never met a stranger and would do anything to help someone in need. prayers for the family Bob will be greatly missed.
Stella Coffey turnmire-lewis
Mp prayers r u with your family with the lost of your dad your dad was a big helped with wetlands taking care of my mom while she worked there k I enjoyed talking with your dad at wetland k thank u for sharing your dad with the rest of us k