Clayton Evick, 90

Published 4:59pm Monday, March 11, 2013

Born: May 28, 1922

Died: March 9, 2013

Clayton Evick, 90, of Niles, Mich., died at 6:31 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at home following a brief illness.

He was born on May 28, 1922 in Niles to Carl F. and Lena Marie (Doehrer) Evick.  He was graduated from Niles High School in 1940, and has lived in Niles all of his life.  He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army.  He was employed for twenty-five years at the former Studebaker Automobile company in South Bend, Indiana, and then was employed at Bethlehem Steel for twenty years.

Clayton was a member of the American Legion Post #26 in Niles.  He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and vegetable gardening.  For several years, he and his wife were winter residents of Pharr, Texas.

On May 1, 1954 in Niles he married the former Kathleen Tucker with whom he celebrated the fifty-eighth anniversary of their wedding last year.

Surviving family includes his wife, Kathleen Evick and their children, Gary C. (& Elizabeth C.) Evick of Bowie, Texas and Carla (& Nick) Williamson of Niles; grandchildren Justin Williamson, Jessica Williamson, and Amy Cunningham; great-grandchildren Shayla Cunningham and Warren Cunningham; and Clayton’s sister, Shirley (& Howard) Killarney of Niles, brother Richard (& Helen) Evick of Niles, a sister-in-law, Margaret (Mrs. Mel) Evick of Niles; and several nieces and nephews.

Clayton was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Evick on June 7, 1992; and a brother, Mel Evick on March 5, 2006.

Services for Clayton Evick will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with the Rev. Randy Pearman of Bethel Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will follow at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens and will conclude with Full Military Honors by the United States Army Honor Guard, and American Legion Post #51 of Buchanan.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday.  Contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.

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