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Dr. Shirley Edward Clarke, of York County, died Friday, April 17, 2015, at the age of 95.
He was a native of Petersburg but had been a resident of the Peninsula for 77 years. He worked as an optometrist for 50 years. He was a graduate of The Apprentice School, University of Richmond and University of Northern Illinois-Chicago, School of Optometry. He was a past president of Warwick Lions Club.
Dr. Shirley Clarke is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gainor Nichols Clarke; three sons, Bradley Edward Clarke, John Gregory Clarke and Mark Eugene Clarke; and a host of other friends and family.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd., Newport News.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the General Fund of First Baptist Church in Newport News.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Peninsula Funeral Home.
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