History & Staff
Personalized service options allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life, we invite you to learn more about where we came from, our vision, and the dedicated people behind our work.
A History of Caring
With four generations of funeral directors in the family, the Clarks have been serving central Kentucky families with superior services for more than half a century.
The Clarks’ first location was established in 1915 by David Clark's grandfather, D.R. Duell. David's father, Dorsey Clark joined the Versailles location in 1946, and David started working at the funeral home in 1973.
In 2001, David and Julie purchased the former Sunset Funeral Home in Frankfort, Kentucky, and changed the name to Clark Funeral Home. In 2007, David's son Guy and daughter Linzi became licensed funeral directors and joined the Clark Funeral Homes staff.
In addition to their locations in Versailles and Frankfort, David and his family are proud to offer the new Clark Legacy Center to families in Fayette, Jessamine and surrounding counties.
Your family can trust in ours for superior funeral and cremation services. Stop by or call (859) 271-1111 today to learn more about the Clark Legacy Center. We are always here to answer any questions you may have.
Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care
A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. Our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.
Since the very beginning, Clark Legacy Center has been providing quality care to the Lexington area & central Kentucky community. Our funeral home staff are trained and qualified to provide excellent, compassionate care to every family we serve. We want to create a meaningful funeral service that properly honors your loved one.
Our team accounts for every detail whether that be the song, flowers, or stationery you choose. We know your loved one was a one-of-a-kind person, so they deserve a one-of-a-kind funeral service that embodies their legacy.
Meet with one of our funeral directors to start discussing your options. Each funeral director has years of experience in the funeral profession under their belt, so you know you’re getting quality care. They will guide you through every step of the way and ensure that all your needs are met.
David P. Clark
Location Leader Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Being in the funeral profession for 35 years in Versailles and Frankfort, David is now the founder of the newest concept in funeral service...Clark Legacy Center. David is committed to the people of Central Kentucky and strives to help families remember a life more ways than they can imagine. David takes care to ensure that the final event truly reflects the cherished life of a family member. He is a third generation Funeral Director and Embalmer licensed in the state of Kentucky. David and his wife Julie have four children, Leigh Clark Nahra, Guy Clark, Tyler Clark, Linzi Said, and seven grandsons, Ridge, Oakes and Harbour McCauley, Eli, Riggs and Rhodes Clark, and Dax Said.
Julie L. Clark
After being a full time mom and raising our four children, Julie is now specializing in tailoring services for each individual family, helping them in planning their special tributes and receptions. She is assisting families in the selection of a variety of food and beverage choices, planning their life story DVD, or just sharing ideas on how to make their event truly unique.
Location Leader Licensed Funeral Director
Guy is a 1996 graduate of Woodford County High School and The University of Kentucky, where he obtained his BS in Business Administration. In 2003, Guy joined his family business as General Manager/Controller and became a licensed funeral director in 2007.
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Cassie has been with Clark Legacy Center since 2013. She is a 2002 graduate of Lincoln County High School and a 2007 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelors degree in Health Sciences. After EKU, Cassie attended Mid America College of Funeral Services and obtained a second bachelors degree in Funeral Service Science. Cassie graduated with honors and was the Secretary of the Co-ed Academic Fraternity, Pi Sigma Eta. She enjoys spending quality time with her three nephews and niece and her dog Shabba.
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
Billy Wedgworth lives in Lexington,KY and is a Kentucky Funeral Director and Embalmer with over 14years experience. Billy is married to Heather and they have two daughters, Emma and Anna. Billy is a graduate of John Tyler Community College in Chesterfield , VA with an Associate Degree in Funeral Service. He is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church Armstrong Mill in Lexington. Billy joined Clark Legacy Center on Oct.1, 2018 with over 14 years experience. His interest are spending time with family, involved in church activities and avid sports fan!
LICENSED FUNERAL DIRECTOR
With over 10 years of funeral industry experience, Amy is a Kentucky licensed Funeral Director, Certified Funeral Celebrant, and Cremation Specialist. Prior to becoming a Funeral Director, Amy graduated from Scott County High School and earned a degree in Child Development from Morehead State University. A mother of 3, she and her family live on a farm in Anderson County where they enjoy fishing, hunting, raising a garden, and all things the outdoors has to offer.
APPRENTICE FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND EMBALMER
Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, KY and is currently serving an apprenticeship as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. After receiving a bachelor’s degree at Asbury University in 2016, Shannon went on to attend the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science earning an associates in mortuary sciences in 2019. Shannon enjoys photography and reading in her free time and currently resides in Lexington with her husband Cody.
He is a graduate of Woodford County High School and served five years in the U.S. Army, including 13 months in Vietnam. Shryock retired from the Versailles Police Department in 1999 after 18 years of service, including six years as the Versailles Police Judge. He then served as Security Coordinator for the Woodford County Board of Education for 5 years.
Nickie and his wife, the former Lisa Roberts, have one child, Justin. He also has a son, Patrick Shryock, who is a deputy with the Woodford County Sheriff Department and is married to the former Mary R. Faust of Versailles.
He has served as Post Commander for the American Legion and Director of the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce. For the past 14 years he has served as a member of the Versailles City Council.
Erica lives in Nicholasville with her husband Brian and their three children; Alyssa, Bethany and Ethan and their fur babies Oreo, Lucy and Barley.
She studied at Sullivan University before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Erica decided to go back to work and has been with Clark since June 2011.
Some of her responsibilities include assisting families with death certificates, filing insurance claims and life memorial tributes.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a member at Southland Christian Church.
Stella joined the Clark Legacy Center team in 2016 as our administrative assistant. She is a 2006 graduate of First Christian High School in South Carolina, and attended Kentucky State University. Stella is a member of Crestwood Baptist Church. She resides in Frankfort with her husband, Adam, her children, Jack and Aradia and her dogs, Polo, Princess and Lucky.
JAMES "JIMMY" CHISM
PART TIME FUNERAL ATTENDANT
I have lived in Versailles since 1976. My dad and I opened a Convenient Food Mart in July 1976. I married Rhonda Routt in 1983. She has lived in Versailles all her life. We have two sons, Drew and Daniel. I have a daughter, Lori, 3 grandchildren, Laken, Sean, and Emily, and a great-granddaughter, Klarrisa. I have been a member at Woodford Community Christian Church for over 30 years. I am retired from Motion Industries since January, 2013 and am enjoying retirement.
PART TIME FUNERAL ATTENDANT
Clyda joined us in 2017, after 30 years in state government. She has two sons, Tim (Tanya)and Trae (Stephanie); four grandchildren, Jordyn, Morgan, Jackson, and Kylie; two great grandchildren, Sawyer and Hudson.
She holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science, is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Frankfort, and lives in Versailles.
Tom joined us after 49 years in the trucking industry in sales and management. He started out with Ecklar-Moore Express which became OK Trucking, then Consolidated Freightways , Middlewest Freightway, Dasher Express & Air Freight and retiring from Con-way Freight.
He also served the following churches in Central Kentucky as part time music director. South Elkhorn Baptist Church, Nicholasville Baptist Church, Southern Heights Baptist Church, retiring after 15 years with Midway Baptist Church.
He is married to Nettie (Miller) Drury and they have two children, Kim (Arnie) Combs, Michael (Letha) Drury and one grandson Ryan Thomas Drubin.
Tom and Nettie lived in Versailles, KY and are members of the Versailles Baptist Church.