2012-02-27 / Obituaries

JoeMax Clary Sr.

Joe Max Clary Sr., 92, of 402 E. Buford St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.

Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Ramona Daniel Clary and was first married to the lateHazel Beck Clary. He was the son of the late Drayton M. Clary Sr. and Lucy Edna Elmore Clary.

Mr. Clary was a World

War II United

States Army veteran, serving under General George C. Patton in the European Theatre, and was recipient of The Purple Heart. He was part owner/operator of Superior Laundry and served the United States Postal Service for 44 years as a rural mail carrier. He was a member of the Lions Club and a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, where he was a choir member and a Life Deacon.

In addition to his wife, surviving are a son, Joe Max Clary Jr. of Mauldin; two daughters, Becky McCulloch and husband, Jere, of Gaffney and Mary Jane Swindler and husband, David, of Spartanburg; four grandchildren, Mary Cameron McCulloch Crow and husband, Kevin, Jere McCulloch Jr., Matthew Swindler and Clay Swindler and wife, Tiffany; two greatgrandchildren, Annalise Crow and Emery Crow; a step-son, Edward Gault and wife, Kay, of Gaffney; a step-daughter, Mona Gault of Asheville; and two step-grandchildren, RichardGault andRachel Simpson.

Mr. Clary was preceded in death by two brothers, Drayton Clary Jr. and Dean Clary; and two sisters, Rizpah Clary and Mary Edna Clary.

The family will receive friends from 12:30-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. in Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joel Sellers and Dr. M.B. Morrow Jr. officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 N. Limestone St., Gaffney, SC 29340; or Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

The family will be at their respective homes.

An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com.

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