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Gerald L. Clark

Gerald L. “Gerry” Clark, 84 of Monticello, IL., passed away at 12:30 A.M., on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello, IL.

Funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at the St. Michael's Catholic Church, Bement, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until time of services on Tuesday also at the church. Rev. Father Bruce Lopez will officiate. Burial with Military rites will be given by the Albert Parker American Legion Post #620 of Bement in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Ivesdale, IL. Memorial contributions can be made to the Albert Parker American Legion Post #620, 449 E. Bowyer St., Bement.

Gerry was born on February 28, 1932 in Decatur, IL., a son of Tim and Irene Tynan Clark. Gerry was a proud Navy veteran serving on the USS Coral Sea. He worked at USI in Tuscola for many years, enjoyed military history and was a avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. He was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Bement. Gerry had lived in Tuscola, Bement and Monticello, IL.

He is survived by a sister, Shirley Clark Grady of Champaign, two nieces, Cindy Grady Clark and Nancy Grady Sullivan, both of Champaign, two nephews, Clark Grady of Peublo, CA. and Greg Grady of Monticello. He is also survived by Great Nephews and Nieces, Adam Clark of Savoy, Katy Grady of Champaign, Tim Clark of Champaign, Emily Grady of Champaign, Bethany Sullivan Heavener and Whitney Sullivan, both of Chicago. He is also survived by Great Grand Nieces, Leighton and Emerson Clark of Savoy and Great Grand Nephew, Vance Whalen of Round Rock, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 brothers.

Aaron and Susie Hinds of Hinds Funeral Home, Bement, have the honor to serve the family of Gerald L. “Gerry” Clark.