Darrell L. Clock, 70, of Gaston, passed away on June 23, 2018 while working with family in his barn.
Darrell lived his life as a proud American, Marine, farmer, husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and friend to many. He was born July 5, 1947 in Marion, Indiana to Harold and Dorothy Mae (Parkinson) Clock. He was a 1965 Graduate of Gaston High School and was a Purdue University Alumni. Darrell proudly served his country as a Sergeant and tank commander in Vietnam and received a Bronze Star for heroic achievements during combat action. After returning home from war he farmed with his dad for 30 years and farmed with his son and son-in-law for the remainder of his life. His brother-in-law, Mike Delaney helped Darrell farm for the past 20 years. Darrell was a member of the Gaston United Methodist Church, the Matthews Lions Club, and a past board member of Matthews Feed and Grain. He was also a member of the USMC Vietnam Tankers Association and Lifetime member of the NRA and American Angus Association.
Darrell is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Jeni Clock; their two children, Andy Clock (wife Beth) of Marion and Abbi Rudy (husband Chad) of Summitville; his mother, Dorothy Mae Clock of Gaston; a brother, Gerald Clock of Anderson; a sister, Janice Niswander of Gaston; six grandchildren, Serena and Austin Clock, and Cody, Macee, Cooper, and Hank Rudy; and several nieces and nephews.
Darrell was preceded in death by his father, Harold Lee Clock in 1998.
A memorial service to celebrate Darrell’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Gaston United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Gaston, IN 47342. Pastor Jeff Smith and Pastor Tim Glidden will officiate. Military honors conducted by the United States Marine Corp. and the Delaware County Honor Guard will follow in Matthews Cemetery.
Friends and family may gather to share and remember from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 27, 2018 and also one hour prior to the memorial service on Thursday at the Gaston United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be given to the USMC Vietnam Tankers Association, 73 Stanton St., Rochester, NY 14611 or to the Gaston United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Gaston, IN 47342.
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The Gant and Miller Families are honored to celebrate Darrell’s life with his family and community.