Verstynen, Clinton L. (Decatur)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Clinton L. Verstynen, 89, Decatur, Tennessee, formerly of Hixson, Tennessee and Rockford, Illinois, died on August, 18, 2017 at NHC Health Care in Athens, Tennessee, surrounded by family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Hazel Verstynen; brothers Charles and Dan and sisters Alice Peper and Margaret Lofgren, his loving wife of 50 years, Patsy Ruth ( Allen) Verstynen.

Clinton is survived by his daughter Barbara ( Tom) Boswell, Murfreesboro, TN, son Michael ( Linda) Verstynen, Decatur, TN and daughter Linda ( Kerry) Fite, Seymour, TN and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Clinton joined the United States Navy after graduation from high school, serving in the Philippines in 1945 on LST 975.

The family wishes to thank special caregiver, Joyce Richesin and staffs at Morning Pointe of Athens and NHC Healthcare of Athens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society – Meigs County, 6221 Shallowford Rd. #102 Chattanooga, TN 37421.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 12-1 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace.

Funeral services for Clinton will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Hugh Bryan officiating.

Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga, TN 37415.



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