Friday, December 23, 2011

Paul Clark Sr., Bement Lodge

Paul Clack Sr.

BEMENT – Paul Kenneth Clack Sr., 98, of Bement passed away at 10:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 17, 2011) at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Bement United Methodist Church, 249 N. Piatt St., Bement. The Rev. Paul Unger will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery for the cremated remains of Paul Kenneth Clack Sr. and his wife of 75 years, Lucianna Clack, who passed away on Nov. 26, 2011.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Bement United Methodist Church.
Paul was born on Sept. 4, 1913, in Owaneco, a son of Charles Gordon and Roxie Pearl Pittenger Clack. He married Lucianna McNally on April 16, 1936, in Lincoln. She preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 2011.
Surviving children include Margaret (Wayne) Bemis of Rolling Hills, Calif., Paul Ken (Deloris) Clack Jr. of Atwood, Edwin C. (Marilyn) Clack of Red Bluff, Calif., and Carolyn K. Cavallucci of Collierville, Tenn. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and four great-great-
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two sisters.
In his youth, Paul was a recognized cross-country runner for Lincoln High School, Lincoln. Physical fitness was prominent during his lifetime.
In 1939, he transferred from Lincoln to Bement, working for
Illinois Light and Power Co. He moved his family to Atwood in 1947 to be a Standard Oil bulk plant manager/serviceman. In 1951, he was hired as an electrician at Northrup Aircraft Co. in California and lived with his family in Lawndale, Calif., until his retirement, when he and Lucianna moved back to Bement.
He was a member of the Bement United Methodist Church, Bement Lions Club, Bement Masonic Lodge 365 AF&AM and Shriners; a volunteer fireman; and a former member of the Bement City Council. He loved to hunt, golf, square dance, play pranks and joke with everyone. He took great pride in having huge vegetable gardens and planting trees and orchards; during World War II, he converted his property into a mini-farm to raise chickens, goats and rabbits.
Roux-Hinds Funeral Home, 348 N. Piatt St., Bement, has been entrusted with the family's loved one for Paul's services.

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