Henry James Clark Jr. of Brandon, FL departed this earthly life on Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Tampa FL. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 21, at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, 8119 E. Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd, Tampa, FL 33619. Interment will be held at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513, with Military Honors on Monday, March 23 at 10:30 am.
Henry was born in Okinawa, Japan to Diane Holliday and Henry James Clark Sr. Henry was a military child who lived in Japan, Germany, Michigan, Hawaii, Kentucky, Tennessee and finally in Florida. He followed his parent’s path and served two years in the U.S. Army as a Logistics Specialist. He also served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
He attended Bloomingdale Sr. High School and graduated from Riverview High School. Henry furthered his education and attended Bethune Cookman College and he also took online courses to obtain a Bachelor’s degree. Henry continued his public service profession after leaving the U.S. Army, working at Fort McPherson, Georgia as a Supply Specialist. His final public servant position was with the Social Security Administration as a Customer Service Representative.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry James Clark Sr.; his maternal grandfather, Walter Holliday; and his adopted grandmother, Gloria Holliday.
Henry leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Diane Holliday; his daughter Yaminah Clark; his grandmothers, Fannie L. Clark and Mary L. Holliday; a brothers, Joshua Clark and Robert Ferdinand; sisters, Henika Clark, Nashonda Reyes, and Shacara Butts; aunts, Joyce White, Deborah Cunningham, Lois Shelly (Connie), Eva Taplin (Karen), Twila Darden (Kenneth) and Dondeya Clark; uncles, Joe Wills, Melvin Holliday, Raymond, Joseph and Jeffery Clark; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many caring friends.
The visitation will be held on Friday, March 20, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa Florida 33606. Visitation hours have been extended and we are asking family and friends to pay their respects and to follow the CDC guidelines limiting gatherings of no more than 50 people.
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