---- — Richard Raymond Clawson, 76, of Danville, passed away at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.
He was born July 7, 1937, in Momence, the son of Earl and Marion Clawson.
He married Carla Thomas on June 29, 1957, in Danville. She preceded him in death.
Surviving him are two sons, Tracy and Eric Clawson; one daughter, Rachel Braunstadter; four grandchildren, Cody, Elliotte, and Rowan Clawson, and Rayne Braunstadter; one brother, David Clawson; and one sister, Joan Thomas.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
Richard was happy to be retired and was active in Georgetown congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He also loved spending time with family and friends.
A celebration of Richard’s life will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Danville. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home in Danville is in charge of arrangements.
Please join Richard’s family sharing photos, video and memories of him through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.