OBITUARY

Charles "Clay" Scurlock

January 23, 1933May 29, 2019

Charles “Clay” Scurlock, 86 of Normal passed away May 29, 2019 at Heritage Health of Normal. He was born January 23, 1933 to William and Flora (Burdett) Scurlock in Marvel, Alabama. He married Marilyn Fosdick May 12, 1956 in Bloomington, IL. She preceded him in death on December 4, 2018.

He is survived by four children, Ted (Angie) Scurlock of Saybrook; Diane (Alex) Matthews of McLean; Eric (Song) Scurlock of Duluth, Minnesota; and Suzanne (John) Vandervort of Clinton; seven grandchildren, Douglas Scurlock; Carl Huffman Jr., Tabitha Marshall, Christine Andrist, Laura Starlin, Jennifer Byrd, Shauna Kuester; 11 great grandchildren; one brother J.P. Scurlock, and two sisters Lola Moody, and Carolyn Jones.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Kenneth Wayne Scurlock, and two sisters Inez White, and Eula McDonough.

He was a member of the Marvel Church of God. He graduated from high school in 1950, during his school years, due to his size his parents did not want him to play physical contact sports, so he joined the Cheerleading squad from 1948-1949.

His family will remember him as being super adventurous, smart, and had a big laugh. He loved classical music, his favorite song was Cherry Blossom Pink and Apple Blossom White. He was an avid NASCAR fan and ARCA car owner and loved to play and watch Golf. He would always watch the PGA Tour. He loved to can food, and gardened until he couldn’t do it anymore. Lastly, his family said he loved wildlife and nature, “He took care of his backyard friends.” He had the fattest groundhogs in the county.

Funeral service will be Monday June 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to service. Pastor Danny McCubbins will officiate. Entombment will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or the Alzheimer's Association.

The family would also like to thank Heritage Health of Normal and Transitions Hospice for all their love and wonderful care.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.eastlawnmemorial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Ted (Angie) Scurlock, Son
  • Diane (Alex) Matthew, Daughter
  • Eric Scurlock, Son
  • Suzanne (John) Vandervort, Daughter
  • Marilyn Scurlock, Wife
  • William Scurlock, Father
  • Flora Scurlock, Mother
  • Doug Scurlock, Grandson
  • Carl Huffman Jr., Grandson
  • Tabitha Marshall, Granddaughter
  • Christine Ardnst, Granddaughter
  • Laura Starlin, Granddaughter
  • Jennifer Byrd, Granddaughter
  • Shauna Kuester, Granddaughter
  • Clay is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren.

    Preceding him in death is his brother Kenneth Wayne Scurlock; and 2 sisters Inez White and Eula McDonough
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tyrone Byrd
  • Carl Huffman
  • Ted Scurlock
  • Alex Matthews
  • Cale Kuester
  • Eric Scurlock
  • DONATIONS

  • Wounded Warriors
  • The Alzheimer's Association

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Burial Monday, June 3, 2019

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Charles "Clay" Scurlock

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Jane Schweizer Fairchild

May 31, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of your father, grandfather, and friend Clay, and also just learned about Clay's wife, Marilyn's death in December 2018. Clay had been my boss at Beichs Candy in the Computer area. I started at Beichs Candy when I was 17 years old in the Mailroom, as I went to BHS in the morning hours and worked at Beichs Candy starting at 1:00 pm. Clay liked my work style in the mailroom, and asked me to come over to his department as I was taught the old entering of key punch on the old card system. Ella Mae Mason (Lou), she worked in this same department and she was the person that taught me key punch. Ella Mae and I became life long friends up until her death. Clay's wife, Marilyn, she pierced my ears in their kitchen, so I could wear pierced earrings. Clay's assistant was Don. I was always super 'fond' of 'Clay' and enjoyed his humor. They do NOT make Company's as Beichs Candy and great bosses as Clay to work under any longer these days. I shall ALWAYS value Clay and Marilyn Scurlock and those years from 1970-1973 in knowing both of them. I am thankful and blessed that Clay was my boss those years.
(Picture is my husband, Mark, and I.)

Suzy Vandervort

May 31, 2019

Suzy Vandervort

May 31, 2019

Dad and his mother and siblings, JP, Inez, Eula, Carolyn, Lola. And of course, Clayton.

Suzy Vandervort

May 31, 2019

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Suzy Vandervort

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