Clarence A. Knoble of Bee Branch, Ark., passed away at his home on Nov. 30, 2013.
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He was born in Kiefer, Okla., on May 13, 1922, to May Belle Griffith and James Walter Knoble.
He was a World War II Veteran, having served in the North African Campaign, Sicily, Normandy landing, through the Battle of the Bulge, until the surrender of Germany. He achieved the rank of Staff Sargeant and received the following commendations and medals: Combat Infantry, the Purple Heart, Good Conduct, Pre-War Ribbon, Presidential Citation (2), ETO Campaigns with five Bronze Stars.
In his later years of employment he was a truck driver and retired from Lasley Acoustics in Conway. Early in his life he was an avid coon hunter, but after his retirement he enjoyed living in the country and watching the wildlife as they passed through the front yard.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; two sons, David and Walter Knoble; one daughter, Sarah Bridges; and a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Knoble.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Margaret Ramer; son, Lloyd (Susan) Knoble; daughters, Ann (Harold) Marable, Barbara (Ronnie) Kordsmeier and Linda Bryant; grandchildren: Chris Stone, Carla (Jeff) Jeans, Freddy Postlethwait, Matt (Natalie) Knoble, Marida Williams, Dakota (Jamie) Knoble, Shone Knoble, Clarence (Kim) Kellogg, Robert (Amber) Kellogg, Nichole (Randy) Ussery, Michael Kordsmeier, Jonathan Kordsmeier, Alex Kordsmeier, Zachary Kordsmeier, Chloe Kordsmeier, Ryan Hair, Scott Hair, and Haley Bryant; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Interment will be at Halbrooks Cemetery near the Austin Community a graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Southern Christian Home in Morrilton, the Watershed project or the
Arrangements by Rosewood Cremation.
Obit/Photo/Guest book: www.rosewoodcremation.com
Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Dec. 2 to Dec. 9, 2013