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CLARDY, Lee Len LEE LEN CLARDY "It's a great day to be alive." Lee Len Clardy, 95, of Suwanee, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2013. Born in Zephyr, TX on December 9, 1917 to the late Ernest and Beulah Clardy, Mr. Clardy was raised in Brownwood, TX. From an early age he excelled in sports, singing, and especially leadership. He attended John Tarleton University for 2 years, then completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas, and then returned to Tarleton as the Dean of Men until WWII. After joining the Navy, Lt. Clardy served for 4 years as a gunnery officer on the U.S.S. Arkansas where he saw action at the invasions of Normandy, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima. Following the war, he entered the field of human resources (then called "personnel") with P.H. Glatfelter Company in Spring Grove, Pa. He married Julia Barnes from Brownwood and they were happily married for 64 years. After son Alan was born, the couple decided to return to TX and Mr. Clardy continued in personnel with Champion Papers in Houston. Their daughter Janet was born and the family lived there until Mr. Clardy transferred to Dunwoody in 1970. Mr. Clardy loved sharing his love of country with school children by wearing his Navy uniform to school events. He was a long time member of Dunwoody Methodist Church and the Rose Society. He loved his family, friends, and his faith and credits his loving mother with his religious upbringing. Mr. Clardy had a robust sense of humor, an optimistic outgoing personality, and was a selfless example to all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his wife Julia and brothers Richard, Bert and John. He will be lovingly remembered by son Alan, daughter-in-law Allison, grandchildren Glenn and Alexis of Columbia, Md., and daughter Janet Clardy Hellman, son-in-law Jon and grandchildren Eric, Greg, and Julia of Johns Creek. The family will receive friends at Dunwoody Methodist Church on February 25, 2013 from 10:30 to noon. The memorial service will immediately follow conducted by Reverend Wiley Stephens. Contributions in Mr. Clardy's name can be made to the Boy Scouts of America (www.scouting.org), or to the Dunwoody Methodist Church, 1548 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, Ga. 30338. Northside Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory, Roswell/Alpharetta, 770/645-1414. www.northsidechapel.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2013
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