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Lundy Elmer Clinton, 95, went home to be with his Lord, Dec. 27, 2013.
A service of tribute and love will be at 1 p.m. in Bible Baptist Church, 4849 S. Sixth St., on Friday, Jan. 3, 2013, with Pastor Kevin Kroeker officiating. Private family interment will be at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in Eternal Hills Funeral Home.
Born on June 19, 1918, in Hochatown, Okla., to Jasper and Emma (Killian) Clinton, Lundy was the ninth of 11 children.
He grew up in Oklahoma, attending school and working on the family farm. In 1938, he joined the CCC in Wright City, Okla., where he worked for three years.
He then met and married Pauline "Paula)" Pounds, June 29, 1940, in Idabel, Okla. They moved to Klamath Falls to seek employment in 1942. He worked for Ewauna Lumber & Box until joining the Army in May 1943. He served in New Guinea and the Philippines until being honorably discharged as a staff sergeant in January 1946. Lundy was awarded the Purple Heart among other medals.
Upon returning to Klamath Falls, he found that the closure of Ewauna Box was inevitable, so he began a career in the floor covering industry beginning at Calhouns and then Lucas & Howard. In 1966, Lundy opened Clinton's Floor Covering, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1993.
He will be remembered not only for his hard work, but also his honesty and integrity that he brought to the community.
Lundy was a faithful 50-year member of Bible Baptist Church (BBC Ministries), where he served as an usher. In addition, he was active in the community as a member of the Exchange Club for 46 years, serving on the board for many of those years. He also was active in Klamath Basin sports programs, including helping develop the original South Suburban Little League and Babe Ruth fields, where many of the trees he planted still stand. Lundy gained much enjoyment attending sporting events, including the Falcons baseball games at Kiger Stadium, watching his granddaughters and great-grandchildren play sports, and was a staunch supporter of the Owls, attending almost every Oregon Institute of Technology basketball game.
Lundy enjoyed camping, hunting deer and elk, and fishing at Klamath Lake and the Oregon coast. He also enjoyed golfing, being a 40-plus year member of Reames Golf & Country Club and playing pinochle at the Klamath Basin Senior Citizens' Center. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed watching and feeding birds in his backyard. Most of all, he enjoyed being with his family.
Lundy is survived by Paula, his wife of 73 years; sons and daughters-in-law, Rod (Becky) and Keith (Kathy); granddaughters and spouses, Gia (Rich) Seutter, Megan (Craig) Warren, Tara Holmes and fiance, Brian Bryson, all of Klamath Falls, and Ashley Clinton of Camas, Wash.; great-grandchildren, Haley, Skyler, Jillian, Maddie, Chloe, Archer, and Scarlotte; sisters-in-law, Ruby Young of Medford, Ore., and Lucy Finney of Ridgefield, Wash.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, all 10 brothers and sisters, and his youngest son, Steve, in 1974.
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Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
4711 Highway 39
Klamath Falls, OR 97603
Published in Herald And News on Dec. 31, 2013