Clark W. Jolley
.Clark W. Jolley
Clark Woodrow Jolley, 98, of Frederick County, Virginia, died Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at Westminster Canterbury.
Mr. Jolley was born in Unger, West Virginia, the son of the late James P. and Leslie Jolley. He was a self-employed Cattleman.
Mr. Jolley attended school in Morgan County, West Virginia. In 1935 he became a sub-foreman for the construction of the highway which wound through the Monongahela Nation Forest in West Virginia. Later, he was a salesperson for the Dr. Pepper Bottling Company in Winchester. Mr. Jolly was a veteran having served in the United States Army with the 41st Chemical Laboratory Company achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. Clark was distinguished for being the first volunteer from Frederick County to serve his country during World War II. During his five years in the service, he received the Soldier’s Medal of Honor (North Africa 1943). While in Africa, he developed a method of turning waste grease into soap for Army use. . Following his military service, he was appointed a member of the local Selective Service Board #44 in Virginia and served on it until the registration of potential soldiers was discontinued. After retirement from the military, he worked as Representative and Superintendent of All States Life Insurance Company. He took up farming and raised Polled Hereford cattle for 20 years, retiring in 1970.
Mr. Jolley was a member of the Stonewall Ruritan Club with perfect attendance for 12 years. In 1989, he was nominated into the United States Republican Senatorial Inner Circle along with other dignitaries including Joe Coors, Sam Walton, Estee Lauder, George Shultz and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Clark was also a member of the Winchester Elks Club, lifelong member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post # 2123 and the Kernstown Battlefield Association. He also was a member of the Clearbrook Presbyterian Church. Mr. Jolly enjoyed boating, hunting and deep sea fishing. In addition, he loved reading and playing cards.
He married Jane Dick and they were married over 70 years.
Surviving with his wife is a sister, Ruth Keiter of Stephenson, Virignia; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Clark was preceded in death by one nephew; Ralph H. Jolley Jr., whom they proudly raised, as well as one sister and four brothers.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Monday, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel with Reverend Elizabeth Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hebron Cemetery. Military Honors will be afforded by V.F.W. Post # 2123.
The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 2:00-4:00 PM at Omps Funeral Home Amherst Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Canterbury Fellowship Fund, 300 Westminster Canterbury Drive, Winchester, Virginia 22603 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, Virginia, 22601.
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