Clarence Ray Lack

Monday, November 29, 2010

Clarence Ray Lack, 81, of Lewiston, Mich., formerly of St. Francis, died Nov. 20, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 18, 1929, to the late Buster and Vera Stewart Lack near St. Francis.

He was married to Loretta Ruark in February 1951. She survives.

Clarence was an enthusiastic outdoorsman and enjoyed nothing more than a long hike, a canoe trip down his favorite river or to sit quietly in the woods enjoying nature.

He was also an avid reader and spent a great deal of time during his illness reading and doing puzzles.

He attended Star School for eight years and graduated from Piggott High School in 1947. He served in both the Navy and Army Air Corps from 1947 to 1953.

In addition to his widow, he is survived by three sons, Dale, Terry and Glenn; two daughters, Mary Keller and Debra Nye; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Dayton Lack; and two sisters, Evelyn King and Martha Winchester.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Monat, and a brother, John Bennie Lack.

Cremation has taken place and the family is looking forward to a memorial and celebration of his life fitting for Clarence and his wishes.