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Clifton "Boonie" Cleary Jr., 69, beloved husband, father and papa, passed away peacefully Monday, April 3, 2017, at his home in Glasgow.
He was born in Monroe County, March 9, 1948, the son of the late Clifton and Jarene Cleary, who survives.
He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, employee of Larry Glass Construction for more than 40 years and a member of Coral Hill Church of Christ.
Survivors include his mother, Jarene Cleary, of Glasgow; his wife of 47 years, Regina Glass Cleary, of Glasgow; daughter, Kellie Cleary Shirley (Jimmy), of Hodgenville; son, Cliff Cleary, of Glasgow; five grandchildren, Austin Shirley, of Ashburn, Va., Gabriel Shirley, of Hodgenville, and Summer, Lyndsay and Jada Cleary, of Glasgow; two sisters, Vicki Wyatt (Steve) and Jo Jessie (Danny), both of Glasgow; two brothers, Wayne Cleary (Shirley), of Summer Shade and Tommy Sneed (Nanette), of Glasgow; seven brothers-in-law, John Glass (Dorothy), Hollis Glass, Larry Glass, Perry Glass (Rose), Bernice Glass (Paula), Lonnie Ray Glass (Sandy) and Leland Glass (Ancy); two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Lyons (Rick) and Ruthene Glass; as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clifton Cleary; and grandparents.
Boonie will be remembered as a beautiful soul, who was a blessing to every life he touched.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Military honors provided by D.A.V. Chapter No. 20 of Glasgow. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home and on Friday morning until time for services at 1 p.m.
Published on April 4, 2017
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