Clinton Lee Dearing January 9, 1940 ~ September 23, 2012

Clinton Lee Dearing, 72, of Farmington passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012.  He was born January 9, 1940 in Fayetteville the son of Robert and Mary Curtis Dearing.

Clinton was of the Presbyterian Faith and had worked in the Northwest  Arkansas Area for United Built Homes for 17 years.  He also worked for the Elkins School System and served on the School Board. Served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1957 ~ 1962 and also the Naval Reserves.

He is survived by his wife, Lou Dearing of the home, to whom he had been married for 50 years; 1~son, Clint Dearing and wife, Kimbra of Rogers; 1~daughter, Kelly Lewis and husband, Joey of Farmington; 2~brothers, Jimmy Dearing of Elkins and Joe Dearing of Fayetteville; 1~sister, Elizabeth Watson of Elkins; 6~grandchildren, Destin Lewis, Tyler Dearing, Lexie Lewis, Kalie Hollis, Todd Dearing and Riley Hollis.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Fayetteville National Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. ~ 11:00 A.M. Thursday before the service.

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    Name » 25. Sep, 2012

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I am saddened by the loss of such a great man and honored to have been related to him. My prayers are for comfort and strength for your family.

    Diane Hyatt

    Carolyn(Gabbard)Norman » 25. Sep, 2012

    I went to high school with Clinton and have had the priviledge to be his friend over all these years.
    He had a sweet spirit and a wonerful sense of humor .
    He will be remembered by me forever. I told Clinton a few weeks ago that I am only a heart beat away from him, as all of us are.

    My prayer is for your peace and healing.


    Ricky and Shelly Couch » 25. Sep, 2012

    We were really sorry to hear about Clint’s passing from Danny and Eulene. He was one of the sweetest and funniest men we knew. Clint could always be counted on for a good laugh. He will be missed greatly. Please accept our prayers and support for the family at this hard time.
    Ricky, Shelly, Dakota, Colton, and Cooper Couch

    Toni Brown » 25. Sep, 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss. Clinton was one of kind. I always enjoyed being around him and loved his sense of humor. I will miss him. Praying for comfort and strength for Lou and the family. Love to all. Toni

    Patricia Birkes Towles » 25. Sep, 2012

    Cousin Clinton was always so sweet and so jovial – a stand-up comedian to his family, friends and now in heaven. We love him and miss him and our hearts go out to Lou, their kids, grandkids, and all our family. We salute you Cousin Clinton – as a Marine and in the Naval National Guard. Thank you for always being you and always caring. Love you, Cousin Patricia (aka Patti) & Family (Bill, Kristin, Gianni, Andres, Laili, Christopher & Hayden) & Aunt Audie

    Mary Stokenbury » 26. Sep, 2012

    Dear Lou and Family

    I was greatly saddened to learn of Clints death.

    I remember how he was always telling tales to we seniors and the many wonderful laughs we had

    God Bless you and your familt

    Dirinda Walker Skelton » 26. Sep, 2012

    So sorry to hear of Clinton’s passing. Jimmy and Elizabeth, I still have great memories
    of growing up with all of you. Elizabeth, my heart goes out to you as you’ve had
    more than your share of losses in too short of a time.

    Thinking of the family,

    Brian, Joann, and Brian Dearing Jr. » 26. Sep, 2012

    Our love, prayers and thoughts have been, and will continue to be with your family. We are very saddened to receive this sad news of losing a great family man. Also much thanks for his service. He will be truly missed.
    Love always,
    Brian, Joann, and Brian Dearing Jr.

    Rose Anne and Donnie » 26. Sep, 2012

    Kelly, Lou and family
    Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. If we could take the pain away we certainly would. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Find peace knowing we will all be together again someday. We love you so very much.

    Kelly (Couch) Cline » 26. Sep, 2012

    Lou and Kelly and Clint, wanted to wish my sincere sympathy to you all. I will also consider you all as good friends, and remember the good times that we had when we got together and did things with you all through the years and I was sorry to hear of Clint’s passing when Mom told me the other day. But at least he is not in pain and is not suffering anymore. Mom had showed me Lexie’s graduation picture the last time that I was out there and she has grown up to be a pretty young lady. God bless you and the kid’s and the grand-kid’s through this time of sorrow.

    Love you all your friend, Kelly (Couch) Cline

    Fern Dotson » 27. Sep, 2012

    Dear Lou and Family: I am so sorry to hear of Clint’s passing. You and Clint were two of first fine persons that I met at Elkins High School. Clint had a great sense of humor and a big smile. I remember his wonderful story at John Smith’s memorial service when he said that Mr. Smith had a very unusual deer call – ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ (He said that he did not know how many times he had caught Mr. Smith sleeping in the deer stand.) I appreciate, very much, my friendship with you and Clint. You are in my prayers. Fern.

    Michael and Cindy Link » 27. Sep, 2012

    Cindy and I have worked with Clint and Kimbra for over a decade. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. We will pray for you and your family for strength. Stay Strong.

    David and Christina Williamson » 27. Sep, 2012

    David and I were deeply saddned to hear of Clint’s passing. We considered him a dear friend. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. May the Lord comfort you.
    The David Williamson Family

    Grandson » 30. Apr, 2013

    I miss you PAPA!!!!