William George Clark, “W.G.,” 77, of Athens passed Friday, May 15, 2020, at a local health care facility. He worked many years as a machinist, but was widely known as owner and operator of Liberty Pawn Shop & Trading Post. He had great spirit for people and enjoyed being with his family. He enjoyed golf, basketball, football and listening to music. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Clark and Gladys Ruth Yarberry; daughter, Shellie Clark; and brother, James Charles Clark. Survivors include his children, Emory Clark, Richard Clark, Chelsey Clark, Lisa Moore, Wes Dodson, and Billy Clark; companion and dear friend, Brenda Shephard Woods of Athens; sisters, Mary Woods and Joan Jones; one aunt, Ella Rae Melton of Niota; eight grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; and special cousin, Dennis Small. A private service was held on Wednesday, May 20, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home. Interment followed in Chattanooga National Cemetery. M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home of Athens was in charge of arrangements.

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