Shirley Ann (Milligan) Clark

January 7, 1944 ~ October 26, 2019 (age 75)


Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Shirley Ann Milligan Clark, age 75 of Nashville.  Mrs. Clark passed away peacefully on October, 26, 2019 to begin everlasting life with her Heavenly Father and precious daughter, Wendy.  Shirley was born January 7, 1944 in Knoxville, TN to the late Ross and Lena Milligan.  Shirley is also preceded in death by a daughter, Wendy Renee Clark.  She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John L. “Sonny” Clark, Jr. of Nashville; daughter, Hope Renee (Jamie) Cobb, of Nashville; grandchildren, Kingston Cobb, Sydney Cobb and London Cobb, all of Nashville; brother, Ronnie (Chris) Milligan of Knoxville; nephews, Ron (Cindy) Milligan and Andrew (Rebecca) Milligan. Shirley was a 1962 graduate of Holston High School in Knoxville.  She met her husband, Sonny, a year later and they were married in 1965 at the Broadway Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Knoxville.  Her passion in life was to have children and be the best mom, grandmother and wife that she could possibly be.  She will forever be loved and remembered by her family and friends for the grace and dignity that she possessed, allowing her to live her passion so successfully.  Shirley completed many classes at Watkins Institute in Nashville in sewing infant & young children’s clothing as well as specialty party cake baking and decorating for children.  She dearly loved arts and crafts and was very gifted in home decorating and party planning.  She enjoyed travel, meeting new people and making new friends.  The sights and sounds of downtown Nashville gave her much pleasure.  She had a unique talent to interact with and help those less fortunate than her.  She was never intimidated by any challenge.  For the past ten years that quality served her well as she met the ultimate challenge of dementia head-on with no complaints.  Heaven and Wendy will be overjoyed to welcome Shirley home.  The family will receive friends at Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester, on Sunday November 3, 2019 between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m.  The Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday November 4, 2019 at Owens Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3058 Liberty Road, Winchester, TN with Rev. Dean Guye and Rev. Rickey Page officiating.  Interment will follow at Owens Chapel Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Owens Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 532, Winchester, TN 37398.  Online condolences may be sent to   

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November 3, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Watson - North Memorial Park, Watson, Winchester

Funeral Service
November 4, 2019

1:00 PM
Owens Chapel CP Church
3058 Liberty Rd
Winchester, TN 37398

November 4, 2019

2:00 PM
Owens Chapel Cemetery
Owens Chapel
Winchester, Tennessee 37398

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