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Cody Aaron Clarke

December 22, 2004 ~ June 6, 2018 (age 13)

Cody Clarke, 13, of Gastonia, died suddenly on June 6, 2018 as a result of a Cerebral AVM. He was born December 22, 2004 in Charlotte, the son of Aaron and Michele (Bupp) Clarke. He attended Southwest Middle School, where he was a member of Beta Club, the Robotics Team and played the trumpet in school band.

Cody is survived by his parents Aaron and Michele Clarke and his brother Zachary. He also leaves his paternal grandparents, Jack and Karen Clarke, of Vestal, NY; his maternal grandfather and wife, James and Jeannette Bupp of Canandaigua, NY and his maternal grandmother in heaven, Dianna Bupp. He is also survived by uncles, aunts and cousins who love him and many loving friends!

Cody gave the gift of life to others through donation of his organs. This generous gift of life today will impact the lives of many.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Benson Funeral & Cremation Services. Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 pm - 3 pm with the funeral ceremony immediately following at 3 pm at Bethlehem Church, 3100 Bethlehem Church Rd., Gastonia, NC 28056.  Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making donations to High Five Sports of Bethlehem Church.


“Fly High Cody, Fly High!”

“His faith in God is evident and clear, powerful and inspirational!”

“Cody was one amazing little boy who I grown to love….How could anyone not!!!!”



“Cody will live on in others.”

“I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13”

“Do something bigger that yourself”

“Cody was a sweet boy that will never be forgotten”

“He was always a well-mannered, respectful and smart child.  Cody always greeted me with that big smile of his.”

“Cody helped so many people by being a donor, just another way for his spirit to continue to grow.”

“I have watched Cody grow over the years and become this wonderful teenager, so respectful, loving and kind.”

“Cody is the giver of life and our hero!!”

“He lived life to the fullest, always sharp as a tack!

“We love you buddy.”

“Cody a.k.a. DJ Swagger, we love you to the moon and back, times a million!!!  We miss you more than words can express!”

“He is very kind, considerate and Christ-loving”

“Cody was a bright star here on Earth and is now a bright star in Heaven.”

“Our lord, who is holding Cody, loves him dearly.”

“Rest in peace Cody. I met you in third grade and I knew you ever since. But fly high Bro! I love you!”

“You have changed so many people’s lives in many different ways. We all are thankful for you and we love you, Cody.”

“I hate thinking that I won’t see you next year, but I will be seeing you again.”

“Cody Clarke, I can’t believe God’s plan for you on Earth were so short, but they were effective.  I look forward to seeing you in Heaven one day.”


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