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David Blando Clary

July 11, 1941 ~ April 27, 2019 (age 77)

   David Blando Clary, 77, passed away on April 27, 2019.

   He is survived by a son, David Neil Clary and wife Teresa of Plymouth, NC, three grandchildren, Kelsie Clary of Shelby, NC, Carley Clary and Morgan Clary of Plymouth, NC, a sister, Shirley Pruett and husband Roy of Shelby, NC, and a sister-in-law, Ruby Clary of Shelby, NC.

   Born in Cleveland County in 1941, Mr. Clary was the son of the late Blando Clary and Myrtle Anthony Clary. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Brenda White Clary, and four brothers, Ben Clary, Henry Clary, Bill Clary, and Alvin Clary.

   Mr. Clary was a proud member of Flint Hill Baptist Church. He was a founding lifetime member of Shelby Rescue in which he started service in the early 1960s. David was a proud recipient of the distinguished award, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Blando as he was known, was a friend to everyone and never met a stranger.  

   Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel. A visitation will be held prior to the service at 12:30pm.  A burial will follow at Cleveland Memorial Park.

   Memorial contributions can be made to Flint Hill Baptist Church, 2207 Flint Hill Church Rd, Shelby, NC 28152 or Shelby Rescue Squad, 827 W Marion St, Shelby, NC 28150.

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Donations may be made to:

Flint Hill Baptist Church
2207 Flint Hill Church Road, Shelby NC 28152

Shelby Rescue Squad
827 West Marion Street, Shelby NC 28150

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