James Farrell Clary, 93, of Godfrey, died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, October 23, 2020, at Cedarhurst of Godfrey.
Born May 13, 1927, in Hartford, he was the son of Edwin and Margaret (Graham) Clary. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired as a foreman pipefitter for Amoco. In 1961 he married the former Norma Bland in Rosedale, Ill. She preceded him in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Jamie Stanley (Melvin) of Port Orange, Fla.; three sons, Guy Clary (Amy) of Bethalto, Craig Clary (Julie) of Eatonton, Ga., and Bill Jones (Wanda) of Alton; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Frances Hindman of Kelso, Wash. Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Foutch and Mary Ann Stanton.
Graveside services for immediate family will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Rev. Roy Rhodes will officiate. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.