|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1925|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 2012|
St. Mary's County
Clarence Odell "Clancy" Lyall, 86 of Lexington Park, MD died March 19, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital.
Born October 14, 1925 in Orange, TX, he was the son of the late Arthur Edward Lyall and Beulah (Mitchell) Lyall.
Clancy is survived by his wife Isabel (Dasilva) Lyall; his children, Wayne Lyall (Gloria) of Round Rock, TX, Linda Fitzgerald (Tommy) of Brooksville, FL, Tonia J. Gibson of Lexington Park, MD, Roy C. Adams of Supply, NC, and Arthur E. Lyall (Julie) of Great Mills, MD; grandchildren, Valerie Lyall, Danielle Gibson, Chelsea Gibson, Cody Gibson, Mason Lyall, Sydney Lyall, Christina Adams, Faith Adams Helms; and great-grandchild Dylan Beaver. In addition to his parents, Clancy was preceded in death by his son, Ronald Lyall.
Clancy enlisted into the Army in 1942. He was assigned to the Second Battalion, 506 Regiment, 101st. Airborne Division. After fighting in Normandy he was assigned to Easy Company in Aldbourne, England in 1944. In Holland he was involved in the liberation of Eindhoven. On March 15, 1945, the 101st. Airborne Division received the Presidential Unit Citation. This was the first citation given to an entire division. In November 1945, Easy Company, was de-activated, and Clancy was honorably discharged. He re-enlisted and was reassigned to B Company 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd. Airborne Division in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1950 he was assigned to the 187th. Parachute Infantry Regimental Combat Team. In 1955, he was assigned to E Company, 506th. Para Infantry Regiment, 101st. Airborne Division. During his military career he made four combat jumps and earned 25 decorations and citations that include the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars and a Bronze Arrowhead, American Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal and Belgian Fourragere. After his military career ended, Clancy was heavily involved in local organizations. He was the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2632 Commander, American Legion Post 255 Vice President, Lions Club (Ridge) President, President of Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge; and a member of the 40/8's, Order of the Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans, Fraternal Order of Police and Southern Maryland Veteran's Advisory Board.
Family will receive friends for Clancy's Life Celebration on Friday, March 23, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. with Bishop Joseph Dobson officiating. Interment will be on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Lexington Park, MD.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Arthur Edward Lyall (1913 - 1962)
Beulah E Mitchell Lyall (1908 - 1968)
Isabel Constance Da Silva Lyall (1941 - 2014)*
Ronald Lyall (1949 - 1995)*
Evergreen Memorial Gardens
St. Mary's County
Created by: Dick ODonnell
Record added: Mar 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87157631
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Long gone but never forgotten. Thinking of you every day. Currahee! Love, from your Belgian buddy.|
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