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Timothy R. McCluskey(1946 - 2013)

Timothy Ray McCluskey, 66, St. Clair, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at his home.

Tim, son of the late Ray McCluskey and wife Wanda, nee Horn, was born Nov. 27, 1946, in Carbondale, Ill. He was united in marriage to Opal Lucille Littrell Oct. 21, 1973, and he loved her children as his own.

Tim was a Christian, believing in the Lord as his Savior. He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. During his working career, he was employed as a paramedic for Terrace Ambulance Service, which later became the St. Charles County Ambulance District. Tim retired after 27 years of service. He also served St. Charles County as a deputy sheriff.

Tim had a variety of interests throughout his life, especially traveling on his Honda Goldwing motorcycle. He was truly an outdoorsman at heart and loved nothing more than going hunting. What meant most to him though was time spent with his family. His stepchildren and stepgrandchildren held a very special place in his heart, as he did in theirs. The love they shared and many wonderful memories they created will forever live in their hearts.

Tim was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Lucille McCluskey; parents, Ray McCluskey and Wanda McCluskey; two stepsons, Keith McCreary and infant Martin McCreary; one stepdaughter-in-law, Kimberly Louise McCreary; one brother, Michael McCluskey; and one sister, Jan Reed.

He is survived by one stepson, Tim McCreary and fiancee Gail Price, Foley; one daughter-in-law, Nicki McCreary, Sullivan; two sisters, Kristina Brown, Eolia, and Cindi Jo Kimbrel, Ashland; four stepgrandchildren, Laura L. McCreary, St. Clair, Charla McCreary and Marty McCreary, both of Sullivan, and Ashley McCreary, Foley; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; and many friends.

A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Ray Littrell officiating.

Interment was at Prospect Cemetery, Lonedell.

Memorials may be given to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

Published in The Missourian on July 24, 2013
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