Justin Kain Clarkson


Justin Kain Clarkson, 42, of Willisburg, Kentucky died Monday, June 17, 2019 in Somerset.
Justin was the son of Billy Joe Clarkson and the late Lanie Delk Powell.
He was a 1996 graduate of Boyle County High School and was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps.
Justin was U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran having served in Operation Allied Force (Kosovo), Operation Joint Forge (Kosovo), Operation Joint Guardian (Kosovo), and four combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Quantico, Virginia.
His personal decorations include Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (3), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat "V", Combat Action Ribbon (Iraq), Iraq Campaign Medal (4 Stars), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4), Kosovo Campaign Medal (1 Star), Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal (Kosovo), NATO Medal (Kosovo), Certificate of Commendation (4 Individual Award), Unit Commendation (3), Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Certificate of Appreciation (3), Letter of Appreciation (2), and Meritorious Mast (3). He was honorably discharged from service in 2012.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Billy Joe and Marsha Spoon Clarkson, of Columbia; a daughter, Kinley Grace Clarkson, of Hustonville; brother, Cael Clarkson, of Bowling Green; sister, Racheal Dombrowski (Keith), of Scottsville; stepfather, Jerry Powell, of Stanford; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins including a special aunt, Anissa Delk Krick (Nathan), of Hawaii.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lanie Delk Powell; and his grandparents, Amel and Mable Delk, and T.C. and Flossie Clarkson.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday morning from 8 a.m. until time for the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.
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3 posts

Dewey Warren
Jul 09, 2019
Love you Gunny I can't believe your gone, your one guy that I knew had my back no matter what
Terri Bertram
Jun 21, 2019
So very saddened to hear of Justin's passing. My family knew him since his early teenage years. Such a funny and sweet young man. Fly high, Justin to your new heavenly home. I'm sure your precious mother will welcome you with her huge wings. We will miss you, and we'll see you again. That I'm sure of. With shock & a heavy heart, so long for now.
Jun 21, 2019
He was good to me at IH ..