John “Clarke” Coit III, born July 15, 1946, passed away November 5, 2012 from complications due to an injury. He was born in St. Petersburg, FL. He lived there until moving to Jacksonville in 1960. He was the son of the late John Clarke Coit II and Jean Turk Coit. Clarke is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Meredith Fenton Coit; daughter, Dorrie Coit; stepsons, Tommy Cason (Melissa) and John Cason (Meg); sisters, Candy Waugh and Cheryl Seaton; niece and nephew, Judson Waugh and Page Toal (Liam); grandchildren, Ella, Samantha, Ethan and Emily Cason. Clarke was loved by all who knew him. He will be tremendously missed, and always in our hearts. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Community Hospice Foundation, https://support.communityhospice.com/donate or the Jacksonville Humane Society http://www.jaxhumane.org. Memorial Service will be held 11am Friday, November 9th in Mandarin United Methodist Church, 11270 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville 32223. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.