Funeral Services for Gordon Dale Clarkson, age 85 of Forsyth, MO will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Greenlawn Funeral Home Branson with Pastor Jamie Bilyeu officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Walnut Shade, MO with full military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home Branson.
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He died on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Cox Medical Center in Branson.
He was born on January 24, 1933 in Cedar Creek, MO., the son of Dola and Mabel Williams Clarkson. He was a retired vending distributor with Ford Automotive and veteran of The United States Marine Corps.
He is survived by his daughter, Anita Rodriguez of Ozark, MO., two siblings: Floyd Clarkson of Fort Walton Beach, FL., Velma Thurman of Forsyth, MO. three grandchildren: Jason Rodriguez of Springfield, MO, Brandon Rodriguez of Strafford, MO., Tyler Rodriguez of Miami, FL., two great-grandchildren: Kayden Rodriguez, Jordan Rodriguez and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death his parents, his wife, Leila Ann Clarkson, his daughter, Deborah Ann Clarkson and three siblings: Edna Lee Dean, Garland Clarkson and Mary Jean Parker.
A visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM the day of the service.