SUMMERFIELD Mr. John "Jack" L. Clarkin, 84, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Beacon Place of Hospice in Greensboro, NC.
Born in Seattle, Washington on May 11, 1928, he was the only child of the late John Edward and Mildred May Bowyer Clarkin.
Jack proudly served for 8 years during WWII and the Korean War as a Sargent in the Army. He is a Purple Heart recipient.
Jack was a 1959 graduate of Youngstown State University in Ohio.
Jack moved to Summerfield, NC in 1965 after many moves throughout his life. He quickly fell in love with North Carolina while in the Army and was happy to accept a transfer here from his company.
Jack worked for Copperweld Steel of Warren, Ohio as a regional sales manager. He retired in 1992 after 33 years of service.
Jack was a very active volunteer in the community for the Jaycees, Battleground Civitans Club, Odd Fellows, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.
Jack was a member of Stokesdale United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed singing in the choir.
Jack loved to travel, and took many wonderful and memorable trips with his family.
He is survived by his wife: Patricia Ann Walton Clarkin of the home; a daughter and her husband: Jacquelyn and Michael Kmetz of Greensboro, NC; a son and his wife: John and Shannon Clarkin of Winston-Salem, NC; close family friends: Cheryle and Phil Syracuse of Bolivia, NC; and a brother-in-law and his wife: Delbert Walton and Mary Young of Port Charlotte, FL.
The memorial service will be Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Stokesdale United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tony Dowdy and Mark Richardson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to: Beacon Place at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405 or to Stokesdale United Methodist Church, 8305 Loyola Drive, PO Box 38, Stokesdale, NC 27357.