Mr. Dennis Russell Clary, 75, of Statesville, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Iredell
Mr. Clary was born on April 30, 1946, in Princeton, Maine to the late Fred and Phyllis Clary. He
attended Stony Point High School and married his high school sweetheart, Carol Barnes Clary
on November 12, 1966. He was a member of Western Avenue Baptist Church. Mr. Clary joined
the United States Marine Corp after high school then worked in sales for the remainder of his
career. In his younger years, Mr. Clary enjoyed playing softball as well as serving as a deacon
and Sunday School teacher. In his later years, he enjoyed community involvement as a charter
member of the Iredell County Marine Corp League Detachment #1097 as well as organizing the
first Troutman Independence Day Parade in 2003.
Mr. Clary is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carol Clary, daughter, Karen Clary Holman
(Jonathan), and grandchildren Dylan Holman (Bethany) and Madelyn Holman, and also, one
brother Dale Clary (Gale) along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at Western Avenue Baptist Church at 11:00 A.M.on Saturday, Dr. Jeff Spry will be officiating. Burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens. Serving as
pallbearers for Mr. Clary are Michael Millsaps, Mark Payne, Charles Schieck, Ralph Dagenhart,
Dwaine Menscer, Blue Bentley, Kenny Morrison, and Atwell Brown. Honorary pallbearers
include: Bill Stewart, Mike Lafone, Terry Miller, Bobby White, David Benbow, Benny Clary.
Memorial contributions can be made to Western Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund 1206 Museum Rd. Statesville, N.C. 28625 or to
Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd. Statesville, N.C. 28625. Condolences may be sent online to the family to www.nicholsonfunerals.com. Nicholson Funeral
Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Previous Events
DEC 11. 11:00 AM (ET)
Western Avenue Baptist Church
1206 Museum Rd
Statesville, NC 28625