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Ronald Earl (Grizzly) Clarkston, 77, Knifley, KY (1943-2020)

Ronald Earl "Grizzly" Clarkston of Knifley passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY. He was 77 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Terry Boston and Bro. Dustin McGowan officiating. Burial will follow in the Hyder Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Wednesday morning until time for the service at the funeral home.

For the health and respect of the family, please follow all rules for social distancing and everyone attending will be required to wear a mask or face covering.

Born April 7, 1943, in Lexington, IN he was the son of the late Earl and Lela Bowling Clarkston.

Mr. Clarkston was a member of the Hovious Mission Church and enjoyed woodworking with his wife and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Brenda Sue Brown Clarkston of Knifley, KY; two sons Gerald Lucas (Judy) of Columbia, KY and Daniel Lucas (Tracy) of Knifley, KY; two daughters Becky Grant (Billy) of Russell Springs, KY and Michelle Horton (John) of Brownstown, IN; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; two sisters Donna Calhoun of Russell Springs, KY and Shirley Cox of Indiana and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Michael Clarkston and a brother Wayne Clarkston.

Pallbearers will be Ethan Grant, Will Grant, Kyle Lucas, Mark Jones, Gary Hixson and Chris Sanders.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Lee, Bradley Bradshaw, Joey Lovitt, Marty Cardinal, Christopher Odell, Dalton Cardinal, Frankie Feese, Poochie Tucker, Roger Holmes and Jarrod Hale.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Ronald Earl (Grizzly) Clarkston, 77, Knifley, KY (1943-2020)

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