Mr. Thomas Edward Clarke Jr., 65, was born in Iredell County on December 2, 1957, to the late Thomas Edward Clarke Sr. and Mae Frances Freeman Clarke. He entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 1, 2023 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N.C.

Thomas was a graduate of Statesville Senior High School, Class of 1976. He enjoyed watching TV and fellowshipping with his family and friends. Thomas worked in landscaping and served in the United States Air Force.

In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in by his sister, Vanessa Gail Moore; grandmother, Maudie Lee Freeman Parker; niece, Latasha Necole Clarke; and brother- in-law, Roscoe Scott.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life include one son, Correy Jamale (Kimeshya) Campbell of Statesville; one brother, Charles (Margaret) Davidson of Troutman; four sisters, Mary Scott and Theresa Ann Clarke, both of Hickory, N.C., Beverly (Lenzell) Jean Boddie of Mooresville, and Antonia Annette Clarke of Statesville; grandchildren, Iyanna James, Tatiana Tucker, Mia Campbell, and Madilyn Campbell; two great grandchildren; oldest niece, Maudie Scott of Statesville; special friend, Donna Cherry of Gastonia, N.C.; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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