CARBONDALE — Clarence “Jake” Flanigan, 97, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Manor Court in Carbondale.
Jake was born Feb. 28, 1920, in Carbondale, the son of Oak and Effie “Fight” Flanigan.
He married the love of his life, Mary Edna “Williams on Oct. 22, 1943, in Miami, Florida. They shared more than 74 years of marriage.
Jake is survived by brother-in-law, Ralph Lloyd Williams of Carterville; nephews, John Mann and wife, Jessica, of Carterville, Jess Mann and wife, Laura, of Carterville, Michael Williams of Carterville, Jason Mann and wife, Kim, of Mount Vernon; Earl Robert Flanigan and wife, Kathy, of Equality, Mike Flanigan and wife, Dana, of Marion, Keith Flanigan and wife, Bunny, of Tovey, and Arnold Mason and wife, Brenda, of Stonefort; and many great-nieces and nephew; good neighbors, Craig and Virginia Holt, Raymond and Emma Blair, and Doris Vickers; and the church family of Drury Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oak and Effie Flanigan; in-laws, Michael and Sarah Williams; sister-in-law, Catherine and husband, Paul Mann; nephew, Joe Mann; brothers, Earl and wife, Bea, Flanigan, and George and wife, Bea, Flanigan.
Jake loved two women: Mary his wife of 74 years and USS Alabama.
Services will be at noon Friday, Jan. 26, in Huffman-Harker-Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale, with Trustees Mike and Diane Chylewski officiating. Friends at family may call prior from 10 a.m. to noon. Masonic Rites will be at 11:30 prior to service. Interment with full military rites will be in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale.