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Clyde K. Cavanaugh, age 92 of Mt. Vernon, died October 9, 2012 at Deaconess Hospital.


He was born July 24, 1920, the son of Harry R. and Mary Etta (Garbroko) Cavanaugh.


He married Winnifred Jean Hancock on May 16, 1959 and she preceded him in death on August 25, 2010

Clyde worked as a truck driver for G.E. Plastics until his retirement. He was a United States Army veteran of WWII and Korea. He received 7 Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He was a member of V.F.W. Post #1114 in Evansville and Owen Dunn Post #5 in Mt. Vernon. He was a member of the Mt. Vernon Nazarene Church

He is survived by his daughter, Sandra K. Esche of Mt. Vernon; one step-son, Larry Joe and Patty Fieber of Evansville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Cavanaugh of Greensburg, PA and Russell Cavanaugh of Hilton Head, SC. He was preceded in death by one son, Clyde Kenneth Cavanaugh, Jr.; one step-son, Dennis Wayne Taylor; one brother, Elmer Cavanaugh and one sister, Gladys Stoffer

Funeral services will be held at
10 a.m. on Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home at 1330 E. 4th St., Mt. Vernon with burial in Sunset Memorial Park in Evansville.


Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Owen Dunn Post #5.