Clark Blakeney, age 72, of Madison went to be with his Heavenly Father on March 27, 2022.
He was born on January 24, 1950, in Raleigh, MS, to Audie Blakeney and Inez Clark Blakeney.
Clark attended Jones Community College and The University of Mississippi. He loved Ole Miss sports and was a loyal fan.
On August 18, 1973, Clark married his high school sweetheart, the former Mary Ann Dees. This year would have marked their 49th wedding anniversary.
Throughout his life, Clark was devoted to public service. He began his career at the Mississippi State Highway Patrol and later went on to serve as the IT Director for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. After 34 years of service Clark retired, but he stayed active in his church and his community.
Clark was a long time and faithful member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church. He was a very caring person and was always thinking of others. Pop, as Avery and Logan affectionately called him, was especially fond of spending time with his grandchildren, whether it was taking them fishing, playing games, or having picnics in the Sonic parking lot.
Clark was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his daughter Rebecca Blakeney (Jordan) Earp of Hernando and his son Ryan Clark (Amy) Blakeney of Brandon. He was the loving grandfather of Logan Earp and Avery Blakeney. He is also survived by his brother Charles Anthony (Jan) Blakeney of Tyler, TX.
Visitation was held at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland, MS, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2022. A celebration of life service was followed at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 444 Northpark Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157.