Donald "Donnie" Clark Jr.

Born in Endicott, NY on March 23, 1951

Departed on November 21, 2018 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mr. Donald “Donnie” Clark Jr., age 67, went to be with his heavenly father, Wednesday, November 21, 2018.  He was born March 23, 1951 in Endicott, NY to Don Clark Sr. and Nancy Clark. Donnie loved sharing the gospel through music.  He was a talented songwriter and enjoyed playing bass and guitar.  Donnie was an avid outdoorsman, he loved his family and loved playing with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Vickie Clark; daughter Callie McKendree (Justin); granddaughter, Abby McKendree; grandson, Asa McKendree; father, Don Clark Sr; daughter, Rebecca Clark Gonzalez; granddaughters, Courtney Clark and Genesys Gonzalez; grandson, P.J. Gonzalez; son, Robert Clark; granddaughter, Elexa Clark; and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 25th at Hendersonville Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Stroupe officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday.

29 Comments to Donald "Donnie" Clark Jr.

  1. Gene Dunlap
    November 23, 2018 8:36 pm

    Played with Donnie and Vickie, and really liked Donnie. So sorry to hear this.

  2. Colene Dunnigan
    November 23, 2018 9:16 pm

    Vickie, I can’t emagine what you’re going through. Donny was a very nice man. A great friend to Wayne Moss. You all are in my prayers…

  3. Steve Thomas
    November 23, 2018 9:21 pm

    Super talent. Good friend. Hey brother in Christ. I loved him.

  4. Larry Johnson
    November 23, 2018 11:50 pm

    A very wonderful and gifted man, in many ways. A friend to everyone he met. So proud to call him my friend. His last messaged words to me on November 17th were, “God is good” I love you Donnie, and I will miss you.

  5. Sonia
    November 24, 2018 12:38 am

    You are in our prayers, Mickey & Sonia

  6. wayne Moss
    November 24, 2018 9:09 am

    My brother in Christ has gone home to receive all his heavenly treasures
    that he earned here on earth that showed us his worth & did them with love & with pleasure.
    He cared for the hungry & homeless & sad-he built a beautiful home for his Dad
    He wrote some wonderful songs to his Lord that still bless our hearts here on earth
    “On Jordan’s Banks” & many more that still show us the measure of his worth
    I owe him a debt I could never repay but his Treasures are waiting in Heaven Today
    I Love You Donnie

  7. Rob Gateley
    November 24, 2018 9:51 am

    So sorry to hear of his passing. Donnie was a fun man to be around. Always smiling and full of energy. He was a very talented song writer and musician. He loved his family, his home and loved music. He will be greatly missed.

  8. Joe Vest
    November 24, 2018 10:18 am

    It’s hard to believe he is gone, but I know where he went and he is much happier there. Always a smile and never a cross word. He is a friend I will not forget. Vickie, I am so sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers.

  9. Joe and Trish halterman
    November 24, 2018 10:31 am

    We’re so sad of your passing. My god bless you as you enter the lords kingdom. We went way back old friend.I remember when we wrote our songs togeather and you told me to put it in the hands of the lord. Thanks Donnie I will always miss you .. May the angels rejoice your entry into heaven .Love ya man. love you too Vickie❤️

  10. Joe & Candy Shaffer
    November 24, 2018 10:43 am

    Our hearts go out to you and your family. Donnie was a super cool guy. Donnie will be remembered in many ways not only as a song writer and musician but as a craftsman building beautiful things with his hands such as a home and growing beautiful flower gardens and vegetation. What a talented man. He will be so very missed.

  11. Mary Clark
    November 24, 2018 10:58 am

    Don, Vickie and Callie — We are all brokenhearted for your loss. We’ve lost a nephew, cousin, a precious member of our family. Hold your memories close, as will we. Many years of loving family times and much laughter. And please know how sorry we are and that we are mourning with you.

  12. larry cordle
    November 24, 2018 12:05 pm

    I am stunned to hear this news. Vicky & Callie, grandkids & loved ones, I am so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. He was a man of strong faith so I know I’ll get to see him again but this is a terrific shock. If you guys need anything whatsoever please don’t hesitate to call on me and please accept myself and Wanda’s deepest, most heartfelt condolences. I know we’ve kinda went in different directions in recent years but I always thought of Donnie and Vicky as dear friends. God Bless you in this hour of sorrow. Lean on Jesus He will see you through this tragic time.

  13. Elwood and Beverly White
    November 24, 2018 12:08 pm

    Don, Vicki and Callie It was a terrible shock to here of Donnie’s passing. Oh the great memories of him visiting our farm when he was young and the joy to follow his journey in the music world. But greater still he knew His Lord and now spends his time in GODS presence. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  14. Clark Gardner and Linda Baker-Gardner
    November 24, 2018 2:49 pm

    We are so sorry to learn of Butch’s death.
    I fondly recall playing horseshoes with him
    back on Cornell Hollow Road and his painting
    my garage on Boswell Hill during one of his trips back to New York state. He had so many talents and
    was generous in sharing them. His song “On Jordan’s
    Banks” is a message of peace and reconciliation
    our world needs so badly in these times.

  15. Bob and Shane Bagwell
    November 24, 2018 5:30 pm

    Vickie we are praying for you and Callie in your loss. Bob and Shane Bagwell

  16. Mary johnson
    November 24, 2018 5:53 pm

    Roger and I are so sorry for your loss. Donnie was wonderful man.. loved hearing yall song at Trinity…

  17. Pamela and Richard Compton
    November 25, 2018 3:35 pm

    Donnie sang Jordan river at my moms funera dorothy Patrick lamberth in January of this year..he was so precious to be there and offer his love to us in that special song. It has always be my family’s favorite song..he sang it at my step fathers funeral , my sweet sisters funeral , and my mothers..what a ministry he had in that song which brought us so much comfort..I’ve been to Israel 4 times and stood on Jordan’s bank with that song in my heart…well done my friend

  18. Jeanne Dhavale
    November 28, 2018 1:55 pm

    Dear Vickie and Callie,

    We are saddened by news of Butch’s passing. We fondly remember our visits with you in Hendersonville.
    May all your loving memories comfort and sustain you.
    God Bless.

    Jeanne and Dileep Dhavale

  19. Dick Dee { Dieffenbach }
    November 30, 2018 7:43 am

    So very sorry for your loss Vicki. Donnie will be missed by everyone that had the honor of knowing him. May he rest in Peace.

  20. Carol Walter
    November 30, 2018 8:08 am

    Vickie and family, I am so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. I’ll always remember your hospitality when Bucky and I came to visit one summer. Bucky thought so much of you both.


  21. Sharon Gould
    November 30, 2018 8:16 am

    Don – I am so sorry to hear about your son. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  22. Yvonne Miller
    November 30, 2018 3:42 pm

    I first met Donnie in Binghamton, NY when he was playing in my Dad’s restaurant with his good friend
    Dick Miller. I met Vickie when she and Donnie stayed with Miller and I in Las Vegas, NV, My prayers
    go out to Vickie and the Clark family. So sorry for your loss. Memories are strong and everlasting. So glad
    to know he had such a rewarding life.

  23. N. Menard
    November 30, 2018 7:24 pm

    Please accept my sincere condolences during this difficult time. While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one we can definitely find comfort in God’s promises in the bible that are just ahead. Acts 24:15 and John 5:28,29 assures that there is going to be a resurrection; and at that time humans will live in perfect health and in peace on a paradise earth- Revelation 21:3-5 and Psalms 37:29. May God provide the family with strength and inner peace as you all reflect on his promises while cherishing wonderful memories of Donald. I hope that everyone can find more bible based comfort in coping with grief and the days ahead by visiting ( In the search box please type: Is there hope for the dead video. The family will be in my prayers.

  24. Sandra and Tammy White
    November 30, 2018 8:07 pm

    Don and family,
    So sorry to hear of Butch’s passing. We had the great pleasure of hearing him and Vickie play at
    church in Maine. He was a man of great musical talent and remarkable faith. He was loved by many people and will be sorely missed.

  25. Robert Kerber
    December 1, 2018 3:03 pm

    Love you Donnie, VIckie and Callie.

  26. Wanda Powers
    December 2, 2018 12:47 am

    My condolences go to the Clark family and friends! I worked with Callie around 8 yrs ago. She is such a sweet, Godly woman. My sister Kathy Warren spoke highly of Donnie & Vickie also. RIH, Donnie!

  27. John & Marie Schneider
    December 2, 2018 3:23 pm

    Don, Vickie and family – We are saddened to here of Donnie’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers! May Gods love comfort you at this time of sorrow. We love you!

  28. Marty Lanham
    January 3, 2019 7:28 pm

    So sorry to hear this. We met through the Whites and I have admired Donnie’s musical talent for many years.

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