Cletus Linus Crock, 79, of Marietta, Ohio, died Friday, March 1, 2019, at his home. He was born on October 12, 1939 in Caldwell, Ohio, to Linus U. and Clara Noll Crock.
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Clet served his country in the U.S. Army for two years and the Ohio National Guard for four years. He worked for Forma Scientific for 27 years, retiring in 2003. Over the years, he had also worked for Lowell Home Builders, Marietta Silos and Leister Plumbing & Electric. Clet was an active member of The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, the Knights of Columbus in Marietta and the Reno VFD, always getting involved and helping out. He loved to golf, play euchre, bowl and camp. Affectionately known as "Squirt" by many, Clet volunteered at the O'Neill Senior Center, participated in the River City Farmers Market with his woodworking and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren in their activities.
He is survived by his daughter, Stacey Eddy (Scott) of Marietta; grandchildren, Ethan and Aidan; siblings, Joanne Sailing, Vernon "Punk" Crock, Jean Parsons, Donna Boyce (Jim), and Ray Crock (Virgilene); special friend, Shirley Patterson; brother in law Bob Morrison (Helen); Scott's parents, Kenneth and Teresa Eddy; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Morrison Crock, whom he married on November 16, 1968; and brother, Lester "Sonny" Crock.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at The Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, with The Rev. John Michael Campbell celebrating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with a Vigil service at 3:00 p.m.