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Community mourns District Attorney General

Tony Clark
A wreath coupled with a note indicating the passing of Anthony “Tony” Clark, is placed on the late district attorney general’s office in Mountain City. Clark died of apparent natural causes in Nashville and was buried last Friday at McInturff Cemetery in Unicoi County. Photo by Tamas Mondovics

By Tamas Mondovics

Hundreds attended a celebration of life ceremony at Tetrick Funeral Home in Johnson City last Friday morning to say goodbye to district attorney general, Anthony “Tony” Clark, 54, of the 1st Judicial District.

Following the ceremony, a caravan of cars made their way to the graveside services at McInturff Cemetery in Unicoi County.
Clark died of apparent natural causes on Sunday, March 25 in Nashville. His passing was a shock to many and has naturally prompted members of many local communities to express their condolences. One of such expressions were manifest was by way of notes and flowers left at Clark’s Johnson County office located at 301 Main Street in Mountain City.

A graduate of Greeneville High School, Clark served as district attorney general in Johnson as well as Washington, Carter, and Unicoi counties and was district attorney general of the 1st Judicial District for nearly a decade and a half. A Johnson City native, Clark was well known and respected by his peers in the legal community, loved by his friends known for his outgoing personality coupled with his smile and recognizable laughter. Clark spent 24 years as a prosecutor and was re-elected to an eight-year term in 2014.

According to authorities and the Metro Nashville, Police Department Clark was found dead of apparent natural causes in a Nashville hotel room. He was said to be scheduled for a medical procedure and was with his family at the time of his death.Clark will be greatly missed.