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Amos W. Clary, 89, of Richmond, formerly of Bowling Green, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Clary was born in Natural Bridge to the late Rev. Amos and Julia Clary. He had lived in Bowling Green since 1926 before moving to Richmond in 2002.
After high school he entered the Army during World War II and saw action in the European Theater, including the Battle of the Bulge. He received the Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement at that time.
After military service, he took courses at Richmond Professional Institute (VCU) and eventually was employed by The Caroline Progress in Bowling Green. In 1955 he became a partner and vice president of Tidewater Weeklies, which also published the King George News and Westmoreland News. In 1963 he took the position of public information officer at the Naval Weapons Laboratory (NSWC), Dahlgren. He subsequently became public affairs officer in 1968 and was appointed public affairs director in 1971. He retired in 1984 after 23 years of service.
Mr. Clary was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and Kilwinning-Crosse Masonic Lodge 2-237 AF&AM. He also was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barrington Elliott Clary, in 1993 and his son, John Clary, in 2009.
Survivors include daughter Julia P. Watts, her husband, Kenneth and their daughter, Sara Barrington Watts; and daughter Patricia Wharton Clary.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Calvary Baptist Church, Bowling Green, with a reception to immediately follow in the fellowship hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Kilwinning-Crosse Masonic Lodge.
Sign register book online at storkefuneralhome.com.