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Monte Paul "Tego" Clark Sr., 50, a lifelong resident of Calhoun, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 25th, 2018. Monte was born in Gordon County on April 23, 1968. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, G.C. and Carolyn Russell, and K.T. Clark; Monte was also preceded in death by David Barton.
Monte was a graduate of Calhoun High School, Class of 1987. He was an avid Jackets fan, and baseball player for all four years of high school. Monte loved sports: He was an avid golfer, enjoyed NASCAR, and was an all-around outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed coaching baseball and softball. He coached his children and coached at Calhoun Middle School for eight seasons. Monte was a great fan of the Atlanta Braves; he took special pride in following Calhoun native Charlie Culberson on the team. He was a member of the Calhoun Elks Lodge and the Calhoun Moose Lodge. Monte was a passionate man who deeply loved his family and friends; spending time with them was his favorite thing to do. He will be fondly remembered as the "life of the party".
Monte is survived by his son, Monte Paul Clark Jr,; daughters, Peyton Nicole Clark, and Caroline Lane Clark; his parents, Laurel Russell Clark, and Paul and Barbara Clark; his grandmother, Dorothy Clark; his granddaughter, Jurnee Kace Clark; his sisters and brothers in law, Dia Clark Johnson and her husband, Chris, Adrienne Clark Chadwick and her husband, Joseph, and Brittany Clark Owens and her husband, Dylan; his nieces and nephews, Clark, Russell, and Alea Johnson, Cohen and Hudson Chadwick, and Alexis Owens; many other relatives and friends.
The Clark family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at Trinity Baptist Church from 3:00p.m. until 7:00p.m.
A service to celebrate Monte's life will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. from Trinity Baptist Church. Pastor Mitch Phillips will officiate, Kevan Carpenter will speak, and Ritchie Parker will arrange the music. Honorary pallbearers include the Calhoun High School Class of 1987, members of the Calhoun Elks Lodge, members of the Calhoun Moose Lodge, Shay Wright, Ben McCormick, Ken Holcomb, Baron Baker, Jeff Baker, David Hall, Brad Fitch, Kevan Carpenter, Clark Johnson, Russell Johnson, Tony Lindsey, Jonathan Knoblett, Shane Hall, Mark "JJ' Smith, Jeff Poe, William Hamilton, Richie Wright, Brent Erwin, Chris Gee, Jeff Dixon, Branton Bailey, Ritchie Harris, Russell Defoor, John Hyde, Chris Frix, and "Bobby Dixon".
Instead of sending flowers, the family has requested that donations in Monte's memory be given to The Calhoun Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes, PO Box 901, Calhoun, GA 30703.
Friends may sign Monte's online guest register at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.
Calhoun Middle School FCA
PO Box 901, Calhoun GA 30703