It is with great sadness that the family of Goldie Wallace-Clark announces her passing on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital, at the age of 97 years old.
Goldie was born on Simerly Creek to the late Cad and Minnie Young Hyder. She has been a resident of Elizabethton for 78 years.
Goldie received her cap and graduation certificate form the first class of practical nursing of the Johnson City Vocational School on March 20, 1959. She worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Carter County Memorial Hospital and Sycamore Shoals Hospital, retiring in 1987.
She and her husband Arnold were dedicated members of the Betsy Squares Square Dancers. They traveled the USA with the group.
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased in death by her first husband of 48 years, Arnold Wallace in 1985, a son Eddie Wallace in 1967, a granddaughter Cindy in 2017, brothers, Floyd, Fred, Arnold, Albert and Ralph Hyder.
Goldie is survived by her loving second husband of 30 years, Bill Clark, 2 sons Alton and Romley (Lena), a daughter Wynonna “Donnie” (Bob) Murphy. She is also survived by her husband’s children whom she loved dearly, John (Marsha), David (Sue) and Wayne (Sandy) Clark. Grandchildren are Al, Jr., Nathan, Rom II, Wallace, Tammy Petrina, David (Thumper), Judy, Sandra, Robert and Kenneth Murphy. She has 14 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are 2 much loved sister-in-law’s, Wilma Wallace Donner and Erma Wallace Burgess.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jacob Guinn officiating. The eulogy will be given by her grandson: Al Wallace, Jr... Interment will follow in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Pallbearers are David “Thumper” Murphy, Wayne Clark, Matt Clark, Mikey Clark, David Clark, John Clark, Al Wallace, Jr., John Clark, and Rom Wallace, II. In lieu of flowers donation may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605-4255. The family will receive friends from 12- 2 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com. The family request that no food be brought to the home.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Wallace-Clark Family.