John Daugherty Clovis was born at home in St Mary, WV on May 27, 1932 to parents George Amos Clovis and Nelle Daugherty Clovis. He was the middle of 3 boys. His older brother William (Bill) Edward Clovis preceded him in death in 2005. His younger brother is George A. Clovis who lives in Garland, TX. John and Linda married in January 1977 and have a blended family. He is survived by daughter Cindy (Mike) Cooke, son Ted Brian Clovis, stepsons Tom (Meg) Pate, Todd (Judy) Pate and Tony (Detra) Pate. He was preceded in death by his daughter Carol Anne Clovis in December 2001. John and Linda have 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. After graduating from Abilene Christian University John taught school for 55.5 years as a band director, choral director and Bible teacher. His love for students continued to the end of his life. He kept up with many through Facebook, emails and phone calls and enjoyed hearing about their lives. He taught the Searchers Bible class at Campus Church for many, many years and loved every minute of it. He even cut vacations short to be back on Sundays to teach class. John's greatest loves were family, music, ACU, GACS and the Ohio State Buckeyes. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Atlanta Inner-City Ministry. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Linda and all the family, God bless you during this difficult time! I will always cherish the memories of being their neighbors. They were wonderful! We had some great times together and I will always be thankful for their love and friendship. John left a huge legacy with all the students he taught and Linda will when it’s her time. Both of them loved on young people all their life. God bless you and John’s favorite sing, “May the Lord bless you and keep you! See y’all soon

  2. My what wonderful memories I have of Mr. Clovis==his unique puns about our sloppy or too-fast performances, his neat arrangements of formations for halftime shows, for working with us for 8 weeks, 8 times each week for that first halftime of the Hall of Fame game series, the musical numbers he chose. He helped my interest in classical music to develop. I always felt he had some form of personal faith and relationship with Jesus Christ. Thanks to Cindy Friley for sharing a copy of the 8 band numbers we used for halftime shows. May God comfort you in this time.

  3. I loved you, Mr Clovis, back in high school in 1971-74. I never knew your family, but wish them peace at this hard time. I see what a ride it’s been for them to spend their lives with you! I also see that the way to make a big splash with your life is to be a teacher – a music teacher! I know you are encouraging others, singing and laughing in heaven.

  4. John Clovis was a favorite colleague for 22 years. A sweet, humble, humorous friend of many talents. I love you, John. May you Rest In Peace. Linda, you have my love. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Know that you are loved & supported as you go through this difficult time. I pray for the return of good health for you, and I know that God will wrap you in his loving arms as you move forward. I miss our wonderful talks, hugs, & time together. I love you, my friend. May God continue to bless you.

  5. Mr Clovis was my favorite teacher. He was our band director at COVENTRY high school whe our band went to Florida for the Orange Bowl Parade, the trip to Washington for the Cherry Blossom parade, and to New York for a Buffalo Bills Game. If it had not been for him I would not have graduated from COVENTRY high school in 1972! RIP JOHN JOHN!!!

  6. Mr. Clovis has made an impact in many lives and shall be greatly missed. I grew up loving music, both singing and playing a musical instrument. That love of music took me down the path to a minor in music in college. Mr. Clovis played an important role in my life, helping me develop that love for music through band and choirs. I currently sing in the Springfield Symphony Choral, and other musical venues. I shall be forever grateful to Mr. Clovis for the teaching and guidance he gave me during my youth.

  7. He raised an amazing woman that I am honored to call a friend. A life well lived is often when we see our children become loving adults. Rest in peace and prayers for his family

  8. Mr. Clovis directed me in chorus in the early 80s and I have fond memories of church performances, chorus trips and Spartan Spectaculars! Mrs. Clovis was always a big part too and I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts at this time. God is near to the broken hearted and gives peace to all.

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