Harvey James Clark

Born on May 4, 1935

Departed on July 21, 2015 and resided in Atlanta, GA

Harvey James "Bo" Clark, age 80, passed away on July 21, 2015, in his home in Tucker, Georgia. A visitation will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, at Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia with a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. A second visitation will also be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko, Mississippi, with a memorial service at 12:00 p.m. and graveside service to follow.

Born on May 4, 1935, in Chicago to James Clark and Alma Deaton, Bo moved to Kosciusko as a young boy with his mother and sister Janet Clark and attended Kosciusko High School. After graduating high school and serving four years in the U.S. Navy, Bo attended Holmes Community College in Goodman, MS where he played football and met and married his wife of 55 years, Paula Austin of Kilmichael, MS. The couple then moved to Cleveland, MS where they both attended Delta State University, and Bo graduated with a B.S. in Education. They then moved to Tucker, GA where Bo accepted a coaching and teaching job with the DeKalb County Public Schools at Tucker High School. After teaching Georgia History and coaching both football and baseball and founding THS's Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter, Bo obtained his Masters in Education Administration at Georgia State University and went on to become the assistant principal at Tucker High School and then the principal at Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, GA. After a 26-year career in education, he retired from Dekalb County Schools in 1995 as principal of McClendon Elementary in Clarkston, GA. Throughout his lifetime Bo served as a role model for others and example of Christian faith and devotion as a husband, father, teacher, coach, administrator, friend, church member, and community member.

Bo is survived by his wife Paula Clark, a retired administrative assistant at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and daughter Elizabeth Clark, a teacher at Norcross High School in Gwinnett County.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Bo Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund for Tucker High School and mailed to Bank of North Georgia, 5100 LaVista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084 or online at http://www.gofundme.com/boclarkscholarship.

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  1. BJ Abraham July 25, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Bo’s passing. He was such a gentleman and a gentle soul. So glad y’all ended up in Atlanta so we DSU alums could see him every now and then over the years. He will be missed.

  2. Elizabeth Hutchins Nichols July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My heart and prayers are with the family. Coach Clark was undoubtedly one of my favorite teachers at Tucker High School. Many Blessing Liz Nichols

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