Donis Owen Clanton
June 9th, 1965 - May 6th, 2010
Donis Owen "Ike" Clanton of Farmington passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the age of 44 years, 10 months, and 27 days.
He was born on June 9, 1965, at Elgin, Illinois, the son of Carol Ann (Biggerstaff) White and Lloyd Gene Clanton, who survive.
He was preceded in death by his nephew, Kody Gene Clanton; his grandparents, Cecil and Mary Biggerstaff and Harold and Clemmie Clanton and his aunt, Sherry McGonigal.
Donis proudly served his country in the Army as a Green Beret in the Special Forces for thirteen years.
He was highly decorated and honorably discharged in 1995.
He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans and a life member of AMVETS. He will always be remembered for his love of people and his passion to help others. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and being on the river.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Darla (Mrs. Curtis) Griffin, Bamby (Mrs. Jay) Miller; and Luana Ayers (Rob Page), all of Farmington; eleven nieces and nephews; ten great-nieces and nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends.
Visitation will be held at Cozean Memorial Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11.
Visitation will resume on Wednesday from 7 a.m. until the service time beginning at 11 a.m. in the chapel.
Interment with full military honors will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis, MO
4:00PM to 8:00PM on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at Cozean Memorial Chapel
11:00AM at Cozean Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, May 12th,
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