Charles “Chink” Clawson, 90, of New Boston, Illinois died Thursday, February 10, 2022 at home.
Visitation will be held at New Boston United Methodist Church on Monday, February 14th from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (noon) at which time a Masonic Service will be conducted, immediately followed by funeral services. Burial, with graveside military rites, will be in New Boston Cemetery. Memorials may be left for New Boston United Methodist Church. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.
Charles Junior was born December 14, 1931 in Keithsburg, Illinois the son of Charles and Nora Eliza Briggs Clawson. The 1950 graduate of New Boston High School went on to serve in the United States Navy from 1951 – 1955 aboard the USS New Jersey during the Korean Conflict. On February 16, 1957, he married Arlene Willits in New Boston. He worked at International Harvester, Rock Island for over 32 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Mercer County V.F.W. Post 1571, New Boston United Methodist Church, and New Boston Masonic Lodge, where he served as Master for several years. Chink enjoyed tractors and attending auctions. His greatest joy was time spent with family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of nearly 65 years: Arlene Clawson of New Boston; children: Brenda (Joe) Junis of New Boston, Tammy (Tony) Lane of New Boston, and Kenny (Lisa) Clawson of Aledo; grandchildren: Wyatt (Brandy) Junis, Tyler (Hilary) Junis, Brandon (Kelly) Lane, Erin (Brian) Kelchen, Kristi (Ben) Keller, Erica (Jake) Hajny, Shannon (Malcolm) Cagle, and Damian Martinez; 15 great grandchildren; and sister: Doris Saunders.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings: Bessie, Blaine, Ernest, Fred, Gladys, Robert, Helen, and Jim.
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