Ira Alton Clary
1928 - 2012
Published May 20, 2012 @ 9:21 p.m.
Ira Alton Clary, 84, of Post died Saturday, May 19, 2012 at his retirement home in Brownfield, Texas. Alton was born May 9th, 1928 to Nolan and Edith (Hadaway) Clary. He grew up in the Ragtown / Close City community, before moving to Post in 1942. He had two brothers Neal and Don and two sisters Allene and Dixie Nell.
He married Vada Taylor Childers on November 19, 1950. She preceded him in death December 14, 2002. They had one daughter, Judy. Alton went to work at an early age at Piggly Wiggly. He left there to pursue a career in the oil field for L and N Production Company as a pumper. When they sold to Petrofina he continued with Petrofina for 27 years before retiring at the age of 62.
Alton “Pa Pa” loved his family, playing cards, dominoes, horse shoes, coin hunting, playing volley ball, fishing, bird hunting and just sitting around telling stories to his grandkids and great grandkids. He loved his Sunday school class at First Baptist Church in Post, and drinking coffee with his friends from the oil field.
Alton was preceded in death by his parents, his two sisters and by his wife of 53 years, Vada. He remarried after her death, to Rita Nelson of Post on August 9, 2003.
He is survived by his wife: Rita Nelson Clary of Post; his daughter: Judy Polson, his son-in-law Tom Polson, his brothers Neal and wife Lanelle, Don and his wife Wanda, two grandchildren Mark Polson and Mindy Rogers and her husband Lee Rogers all of Brownfield. Two great grandsons Colton Lee Rogers and Tripp Daniel Polson.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Justice-Mason Funeral Home.
Private Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2012 and a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Post with Bo Jackson officiating. Arrangements are under the personal care of Dee and Janet Justice, Justice-Mason Funeral Home, Post.
Pallbearers will be: Mark Polson, Lee Rogers, Colton Rogers, Johnny Kemp, Lee Norman and Ted Williams.
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