John Cluck

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CLUCK, John Madison, Jr., left this world, Sunday, December 1, 2013, to be with his Lord. Born in Georgetown, TX, on April 3, 1923, he was proud to be called a Texican, as were his ancestors. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Myron Price officiating. Burial will follow in Alabama Heritage Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. until service time. He leaves to cherish his memories the love of his life of 69 years, his wife, Martha Jo Cluck; sons, Myron (Leslie), Don (Kim), Ed (Carol); grandchildren, Heath (Stephanie), Hayley, Andrew (Katie), Tyler, Neil (Holly) and Christy; great grandchildren, Tapley, Gabrielle, Isabella and his devoted dog, Pug. Mr. Cluck was a patriot, and a man of sterling worth. He attended Southwestern University and Texas University in Austin, where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was a cadet at Yale University where he was commissioned as a Maintenance Engineering Officer. Lt. Cluck survived 35 combat missions while in service, earning the Air Medal with several Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross. His professional engineering career included being plant engineer at a large oilfield equipment manufacturing firm during its post war facility expansion. He was Chief Engineer of Lufkin Truck Trailers while in Texas. After moving to Montgomery, AL, he founded and headed Rich Plan, a franchised home food service organization for 13 years. In 1979, he earned his credentials as a Certified Financial Planner, a career he enjoyed until his final days. As the author of his book entitled "Financial Planning and Inflation Primer", he helped many people with preparing for the future. His past activities have included: member of the Executive committee of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, President of the Montgomery Chapter of the Alabama Society of Professional Engineers, President of the Dixie Lions Club, member and secretary of the first Regional Planning Commission in Central Alabama, Chairman of the Alabama 2nd Congressional District Conservation Coalition, Chief Engineer for the State of Alabama (instrumental in passing the turning right on red law). Mr. Cluck was an active member of Cornerstone Bible Church, Gideon's Society, VFW 96, American Legion 2, and Phi Delta Theta. His family is grateful for the legacy of love, knowledge and patriotic service that he gave so whole heartedly to all he met. Active pallbearers will be Ed H. Cluck, Col. Edgar L. Smith, III, USA (Ret.) Jimmy Mills, Neil Cluck, Andrew Cluck and Tyler Cluck. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the VFW 96, American Legion Post 2 and Cornerstone Bible Church. Online condolences may be made at www.alabamaheritagefh.com.

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Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5, 2013
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