William "W.R."

February 4, 1839 - April 25, 1919

Rhea County, Tennessee

Willie Rollie Clack
Spring City, Tenn., April 29 – William Rollie Clack, the last of the older families who were prominent in Rhea County from its earliest history, died at his home three miles east of Roddy, April 25, aged 80 years, of palaysis, and was buried at the Friendship church and burying ground three miles east of Rhea Springs April 27 in the presence of one of the largest gatherings ever congregated at the place. Mr. Clack was made a Mason in Old Washington lodge in 1864 and moved his membership to Rhea Springs lodge in March, 1869. After religious services by the Rev. Dake, the Masons of Rhea Springs lodge, F. & A. M., took charge and laid the body in the grave with the solemn and impressive Masonic ceremonies. Mr. Clack had held many positions of trust, as well as official positions in Rhea county and never was there heard an unkind or censorious criticism in any capacity, being well and favorably known not only in Rhea, but in Meigs and Roane counties as well. There were many of his friends at the funeral from theses counties.
Source: Chattanooga Times, 30 Apr 1919, pg 3