Elijah Clark

Elijah William Clark

Tuesday, October 12th, 1943 - Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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Rev. Elijah W. Clark, 75, of Salem, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He was born on Tuesday, October 12, 1943 in Lexington, Va. to the late Clarence M. and Alva Floyd Clark. Rev. Clark pastored for over 30 years in various capacities serving his Lord. He was an avid sports fan, and certainly supported his UVA Cavaliers.
Above all, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Rev. Clark was preceded in death by 5 siblings.
Family remaining to cherish his memory includes his wife of 55 years, Diane Clark of Salem; children, Sharon L. Stanley and husband, Jack of Salem, Va., Michael W. Clark of Pennsylvania; and Matthew S.T. Clark of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Timothy W. Clark of Woodbridge, Va. and Luke E. Clark of Rocky Mount, Va.; 6 siblings; 4 step grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services honoring Rev. Clark’s life will be conducted on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Va. with Pastor Wayne Reece officiating.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to Lynn Hiles Ministries, PO Box 127, Great Cocapon, WV 25422. Online condolences may be expressed at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 3:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Wayne Reece


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Vicky Bare

Posted at 06:07pm
Forever loved and never forgotten. Love Vicky, Christie, Ray, Colten and Khristian
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Melody Foster

Posted at 12:31pm
So sorry to hear of EW's passing. EW was a longtime friend and fellow UVA fan! We enjoyed our friendship with him and most importantly laughed a lot. We will miss him and I know Mike will miss his routine phone calls with EW to laugh and catch up on each others lives. We are so sorry that we cannot attend the funeral on Saturday but your family will be in our prayers for comfort and peace in knowing EW has gone home. Love to all. Mike and Melody Foster, Phenix, Virginia

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