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Clifford W. Parry

June 6th, 1927 – September 9th, 2014

Clifford W. Parry, age 87, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 2:19 pm on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. Clifford was born on June 6, 1927 in Astoria, the son of Jesse and Ada (Danner) Parry. He married Glenna Palmer on February 9, 1947 in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his two daughters, Sherry (and David) Parsano of Adair, IL and Tammy (and Anthony) Baldry of Lewistown, IL, six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Clifford in death are his parents, four brothers, Willis, Roy, Dennis and Jesse, Jr., and his sister Frances Bushnell.

Clifford was a US Navy Veteran, serving as a Apprentice Seaman. He Farmed and also worked as a Logger for Pekin Hardwood, owner and operator of Parry Brothers Sawmill in Astoria and Cliffs Auto Parts also in Astoria, Krotti Brothers in Moline, IL, Havana Power Plant, Ken-Ray Foundry in Vermont, IL, American Thermos in Macomb, IL, Mechanic, Truck Driver, Carpenter and a Pastor at the Assembly of God Church.

Clifford was a member of the Assembly of God Church, American Handyman Club and the American Hunting Club. He also enjoyed Auto Racing, bowling, trapshooting, and loved to work with wood and make wood projects.

Services will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday September 13, 2014 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL, with Pastor Brandon Llewellyn officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Astoria Cemetery in Astoria, IL. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


September 10th, 2014

Glenna, and girls we are so sorry for your loss. Glenn & Brenda Smith

September 11th, 2014

Glenna, and girls so sorry to here of Cliffs passing. He will be missed by many. Will be praying for you at this time.
Mark, Patty and Joe Prather

September 12th, 2014

Glenna and Girls our prayers and love go out to you in your time of loss remember he is on the right side of God

September 13th, 2014

Debbie and I want to wish the family our deepest sympathies. Pastor Cliff was a good friend with a gentle heart, and we miss our time serving with him. I still remember the excitement he expressed when talking about the second comming of the Lord, and now he is experiencing that joy. May God bless you... Pastor Terry & Debbie Lucas.