Clyde Ray Logsdon, age 93, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 5:19 p.m., at Windsor Gardens in Bardstown.
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A native of Washington County, he was born on Dec. 24, 1920 to the late Mord and Mary Jo Noe Logsdon. He was a member of the Springfield Christian Church, a 63 year member of the Springfield Masonic Lodge #50 F. & A.M., a former employee of Haydon Mill and Grain and the Springfield Water Company.
Mr. Logsdon served his country in the U.S. Army 95th Infantry, Iron Men of Metz during World War II. He was stationed in England, Germany, Belgium, Holland and France. He was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in rescuing the injured while behind enemy lines. After returning home, he married the love of his life, Mary Isabel Thomas, to this union were born three children.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Mary Isabel Logsdon on Feb. 3, 1984; a brother, Carroll Logsdon on Aug. 14, 2004 and three sisters, Edith Goode on July 8, 2003, Dola Blandford on Jan. 20, 2012 and Mildred Coyle on April 1, 2013.
Surviving to cherish his memory are his three children, David (Caroline) Logsdon of Nashville, Bettye (Joe) Wright of Louisville and Kathy Noe (Rodney) Mattingly of Lebanon.
Additional survivors include his seven grandchildren, Nathan (Ashley), Clay and Will Logsdon of Nashville, Jim (Dana) Wright of Louisville, Anna (Randy) Wright McMullen of Union, Chris Mattingly
of Lebanon and Katie (Mike) Mattingly Webster of Lexington; six great grandchildren, Clara Isabel, Ellie and Juliet Logsdon, Evie and Joshua Wright and Aiden McMillen and a sister, Geneva Carpenter of Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Springfield Christian Church with Bro, Robert E. Jones, a former minister, officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Rose Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.
Serving as pallbearers will be grandchildren, Nathan Logsdon, Clay Logsdon, Will Logsdon, Jim Wright,
Anna Mary Wright McMullen, Katie Ray Mattingly Webster and Chris W. Mattingly.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Springfield Christian Church or Honor Flight.
Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carey & Son Funeral Home
216 East Main Street Springfield, KY 40069
Published in The Springfield Sun on Feb. 19, 2014