Darrell "Duck" Clawson

Obituary of Darrell "Duck" Phillip Clawson

Darrell “Duck” Phillip Clawson was born in Speedwell, Tennessee on April 7, 1943.   He was one of five children born from the union of the late Hyllard and the late Dona (Owens) Clawson.  Darrell attended Bedford Schools.

Duck married the love of his life, Linnie Bussell on May 3, 1961 in Monroe. Together they raised four children. He supported his family through employment at Kelsey Hayes as a laborer, taking medical retirement in the late eighties. Duck enjoyed a long retirement.

Duck was a simple man that enjoyed the outdoors. He spent time fishing, hunting and tending to his vegetable garden and yard. Duck was a natural family man and loved cooking for his wife and family. He would work on cars and was an avid collector of unique watches. Duck enjoyed bargain shopping at the local flea markets, watching his favorite Big Westerns and playing euchre. He had an ear for music, listening and singing his favorite songs and often playing the guitar.   

Darrell Phillip Clawson, age 75, of Erie passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 unexpectedly at home.  In addition to the passing of his parents, he was preceded by three brothers: James, Ronald and Dennis Clawson; a sister: Bernice Clawson; and two granddaughters.

To cherish his memory, he leaves his beloved wife of fifty-seven years:  Linnie Clawson of Erie; children: John (Julie) Clawson of Sylvania, Shari (Randy) Litton, Alisa (John) Parker of Luna Pier and Christopher (Kimberly) Berry of Fostoria, Ohio; ten grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.

Friends may gather from 2:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday, August 31, 2018 at Merkle Funeral Service, 9156 Summit Street, Erie (734)848-5185.  A Celebration of His Life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, September 1, 2018 also at Merkle’s with Pastor Roy Southerland of Monroe Missionary Baptist Church officiating. Procession will follow to Brigham Cemetery for interment.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to assist with funeral arrangements.   Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.