Edmonson Voice Staff
Local school officials are in shock after learning of the sudden unexpected death of Edmonson County Middle School Teacher Dwayne Clark in the early hours of Saturday morning. No further information of the incident is available at this time.
Superintendent of Edmonson County Schools Patrick Waddell said that Mr. Clark had been a teacher at ECMS for the past 3 years and had taught at South Edmonson Elementary for 12 years prior to that. "We're deeply saddened to hear the news that Mr. Clark has passed," Waddell said. "This is just very hard. He touched the lives of many students, staff, and community members."
ECMS Principal Brandon Prunty said much of the same. "We are all extremely saddened by Mr. Clark's passing," he said in a statement. "Along with district support, we are making plans to have additional counselors at school on Monday to help students and teachers deal with this tragedy."
Funeral arrangements have not been made. We will have updates as they become available.
"The entire community is in mourning because of this tragedy," added Mr. Waddell. "Not only was he a teacher here, but also my friend."
10/10/2015 01:16:44 pm
I want to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers, and kind words. My whole life has been shaken. My poor children will live without their daddy. My grand babies will never meet the man who would idolize them. My beautiful daughters who are getting married won't have their precious Daddy to walk them down that long aisle. I am ripped apart and my heart is shattered in a million pieces. Thankful for all of my teacher community, parents and students. He will be missed and loved everyday of our life.
10/10/2015 09:40:39 pm
Vickie, I knew Dewayne 30 years ago. I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am. He was such a wonderful person. No one could possibly imagine what you and your family are going through. My prayers are with you all.
10/11/2015 08:09:49 pm
I am so very sorry. Mr Clark had my 3 granddaughters and they loved him very much. I am appalled that you wasn't allowed to be by your husband's side while he was dying. Any questions could have waited. What a shame. My heart breaks for you and your family. I will
Trish Lindsey Jaggers
10/12/2015 05:52:27 am
The one thing that seems to be absent in officer training is COMPASSION. There is NO excuse for keeping a wife from her husband. NONE. If they indeed did this, they overstepped the lines of civilians' rights. Unless someone is a suspect, he/she does not have to obey the "will" of law enforcement. They know this, but they don't share it because it "slows and complicates" their investigation.
10/10/2015 03:35:27 pm
I'm so sorry my husband knew him sorry u had to go thru this in that way!
10/10/2015 05:00:54 pm
My heart goes out to you sweetheart and to the children. May God be with you always. You all will be in my prayers. Faith will get you thru this One Day At A Time. I have been there. God bless.
10/10/2015 05:25:13 pm
Mr Clark was my favorite teacher of all time he always talked to me in the halls I would talk to him if I ever had any problems about school or even if I had real life problems he was like a friend to me better yet he was like family he would talk to me about game stuff and more he was a amazing teacher
10/11/2015 07:00:08 pm
So sorry for your loss and may God Bless you and your Family
10/11/2015 09:46:46 am
So sorry for your loss, Vickie. I can't understand why the "Questioning" could not have waited. You should have been allowed to be a confort to your husband. My prayers are with you and your children.
10/11/2015 10:48:29 am
I'm so sorry sweetheart this is very sad on how you were treated. My heart hurts for you and you family. My granddaughter adored him as a teacher $ mentor she's been so upset & crying since she heard about this tragic accident. I'll be praying for your family. Y'all will be in my thoughts I pray that GOD will lay his healing hands on your family.
10/11/2015 02:04:35 pm
my dad is your neighbor, Clevie. He always talks about your family, especially your husband and son. He is so appreciative of you and how you've been so good to help him and check on him when he went through the wreck, surgery and following days. Please let him help you now when possible. Thank you
10/11/2015 07:09:58 pm
I am very sorry for your loss. He was my favorite teacher. He was always nice to me. And I will miss him. You and your family are in my prayers.
10/11/2015 08:02:29 pm
Mr. Clark was my favorite teacher and better yet, he was my bestest friend and I remember in South Edmonson in P.E he always made sure I had fun and I got my exercise and in middle school this year once I heard I got him as my math teacher, I was so happy and he always helped me with my math and any problems I needed help with. And once I heard he passed away, I literally dropped. Monday will be a long day for me I can see it now, but at least he's with God and he's happy up in Heaven. I miss him dearly, but one day I'll see him again! I'll make sure you and your family are in my prayers and my church's prayers. 🙏🏻
10/12/2015 08:03:52 am
Dewayne was a very kind, wonderful person. He was my dads neighbor & friend. He was always there for us when dad was sick and was always ready to help when needed. We had some nice
10/13/2015 02:50:43 pm
He was a very big help to me in math last year in 8th grade I'm sorry to his family and to his friends he was a very good man even for the little time I knew him it doesn't feel real.
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