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Graveside services for Jerry V. Clakley, 74, of Ponta, Texas, will begin at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Walker Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Robert Burns officiating under the direction of Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home.
Mr. Clakley was born in Jacksonville, Texas on May 7, 1941, to the late Curtis and Lorene Clakley.
He spent his life serving others as a nurse and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Church of Christ, Jacksonville.
He loved to fish catfish and crappie as well as hunting deer. He also spent many hours singing and playing country music on his guitar.
He is predeceased by his parents; wife, Clista Clakley; son, Lance Clakley; and granddaughter, Devin Clakley; brother, Teddy Clakley; and sister, Wanda Buckley.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Craig and Alisa Clakley, Alvarado, TX; daughter and son-in-law Shawn and Marnie Scott, Round Rock, TX; many loving grandchildren; and sisters Linda Kinney of Tyler, TX, and Donna Perry, Jacksonville, TX.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at the funeral home.
Published on April 11, 2016
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