Jaben "JB" Bernard Clark II

July 20, 1955 - October 16, 2023

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Jaben Bernard Clark II, known to most simply as JB, was born on July 2, 1955, in Hampton County, VA. On October 16, 2023, he left this earthly realm in Beaufort County, NC, leaving a tremendous impact on those who knew him. JB lived a life filled with kindness, consideration, and unwavering friendship. He was a beacon of light, bringing positivity to every situation he encountered.

Throughout his life, JB pursued various interests and passions with an infectious enthusiasm. He dedicated his time and talent as a Master Mechanic at WalMart Tire & Lube, showcasing his exceptional skills and leaving countless vehicles in optimal condition. Fixing things came naturally to JB, and he found joy in being able to lend a helping hand whenever needed.

JB's love for motorsports, particularly NASCAR, was unparalleled. He cheered for legendary drivers like Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon, reveling in the thrill of racing. Whether attending an electrifying race or enjoying an air show, JB couldn't help but be captivated by the power and speed of these machines. His passion for all things automotive extended to his admiration for Chevy vehicles, expressing his love for the classics.

Beyond the world of motorsports, JB delighted in exploring the boundless wonders of the universe through stargazing. He found solace in spending time under the night sky, contemplating the mysteries of the cosmos. Sci-fi shows and old school R&B music also fueled his imagination and provided him with moments of relaxation and joy.

Traveling and savoring different culinary delights brought immense joy to JB's life. From the sandy shores of VA Beach to the bustling streets of New York, he embraced new experiences with an open heart. JB's amazing custom pizzas became the stuff of legends among his loved ones, testifying to his culinary creativity and talent in the kitchen. The flavors he conjured were a delight to anyone fortunate enough to taste.

JB's love for his family was immeasurable. He took immense pride in being a father, ensuring his two sons, Anthony Akeem Clark of Sparks, NV, and Jaben Bernard Clark III of Durham, NC, grew up with a shining example of strength, kindness, and respect. JB was a dedicated role model to others, inspiring those around him to strive for greatness.

JB will forever be remembered as a kind, considerate individual who brought light to any situation. His love for his family, his unwavering friendship, and his dedication to his work made him a true inspiration to all who knew him. As we bid farewell to this remarkable soul, we take solace in knowing that JB's remarkable memories will continue to live on, warming our hearts and uplifting our spirits.

Rest in eternal peace, dear JB.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Clark Family.

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  • November 12, 2023
    Maxton Boskey says:
    Rest in Peace, my life long best friend. Wish I could have seen you one more time. I'll always remember our school days. You always had my back

  • November 12, 2023
    Hardy Corey says:
    I had the pleasure of knowing J.B. for a long time. He was a great neighbor.

  • November 10, 2023
    Yulonda says:
    Aunt Claudia’s best. Rest In Peace Cousin

  • November 02, 2023
    Corrina bell moore says:
    My dear cousin I will miss you. You were my cousin, friend and classmate! We had many memories in Brooklyn and Blounts creek. Rest in peace 🙏🏼 My condolences to the family.