William Bill Clarke, of Springville, AL passed away on October 6, 2018. He was born in Columbus, Mississippi to William and Elizabeth Clarke. Bill retired from the U.S. Air Force after 29 years of honorable service. Bill was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Harriet Hurst Clarke. They would have celebrated their 60th anniversary in January. He is also survived by his four children, Reggie Clarke (Freda), Jay Clarke (Debbie), Jim Clarke (Melanie) and Susan Dyess (Byron); brothers, Tom Clarke (Barbara) and Joe Clarke (Nita); sister, Betty Jo Vail (Kenneth); eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville on Thursday, October 11th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The funeral for Bill will be held on Friday, October 12th at 12:00 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Chapel. The burial will immediately follow the service at Jefferson Memorial's adjoining gardens. Pastor Rodney Davis is presiding over the service.