Capt. Clark H. SCHERER Jr.

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SCHERER, Capt. Clark H. Jr., USN Ret, 81, passed away September 5, 2012. From building roads and air fields in Vietnam as a Sea Bee, to bringing the name of Scherer Construction to Florida, Mr. Scherer was a contractor, developer, boater, three meter diver, husband, father, grand-father, officer and a gentleman. After his initial prognosis, only giving him eight weeks to live, he valiantly battled leukemia for over a year and a half. Born son of Clark H. Scherer and Sammie Mount, raised in Louisville, KY, he was a graduate of Male High School and the University of Louisville Speed Engineering School, receiving a Masters in Civil Engineering. While at U of L, he was on the first swim and dive team, a champion of the three meter dive, and a yell leader for the cheerleading squad. He is survived by five sons, Clark III, William Kevin, David, J. Chris, Craig; grandchildren, David Matthew, Christina (Brendon) Bock, Sarah Ann, David Keith, Lacy, John Christopher "J.C." and Jocelyn; his second wife, Donalie; and stepchildren, Lauralee (Peter) Stewart, Valerie, John Scott and Kellie Fitzgerald. He was predeceased by his wife, Laverne Midgett Scherer; and infant son, Mark. Mr. Scherer was mayor of Coconut Creek, Florida from 1972-1976. He was past president of the University of Louisville Tampa Bay Alumni Club, member Golden Alumni Society and a National Alumnus, as well as the CEO of the Scherer Group and a licensed engineer in Florida, Kentucky, Texas, California and Louisiana. The viewing will be held at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 9th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL on Wednesday, September 12, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The Memorial Service will be held at Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL, at 11:00am on Thursday, September 13.

Published in from Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, 2012