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El Cajon Mortuary and Cremation Service

684 South Mollison Ave., El Cajon, CA

OBITUARY

Jack Robert Clough

February 24, 1940July 30, 2020

Jack Robert Clough, Sr., 80, of El Cajon, CA passed away on July 30, 2020. His Celebration of Life service will be held on August 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Lifepoint Church 8111 Orange Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942. Reverend Steve Asmuth will be officiating. Jack was born in Aberdeen, Washington, on February 24, 1940. He graduated high school in 1958. He enlisted in the Navy in 1960 as an Attack Squadron in Lemoore, CA. That is where he met his wife Beverly and they wed in 1961. They were married for 50 years until her death in 2011. Together, they had a daughter Kathy and a son Jack II.

After Jack’s Naval career, he worked as an appliance repairman. Eventually, he and Beverly moved to Southern CA and purchased a TV and Appliance business (Bert’s TV and Appliance) in Whittier, CA. He worked to make a living but his heart was all about serving God and helping others and he took advantage of that anytime he was able. For over 25 years, he was actively involved in Christian ministry at First Family Church, in Whittier, as a deacon, board member and Bible Study leader. Later, he moved to San Diego county and joined Shadow Mountain Church as a deacon, usher and Bible Study leader. There he met Kathy Speights and they married in 2015.

Making people laugh was one of Jack’s favorite things to do. He loved a good steak, Snickers, baseball, Pepsi and NASCAR. He was often caught being playful and silly. He always had a good book or two or three going. Most of all, he loved people and he wasn’t afraid to show it. He was an affectionate hugger! He loved the Word of God and never stopped studying and learning from it. Jack was a prayer warrior and when he said he would pray for you, he meant it.

Jack is survived by his wife, Kathy Speights-Clough of El Cajon, CA; his daughter Kathy Yetz and her husband David of Alpine, CA; his son Jack R. Clough II and his wife Mary Lou of La Mirada, CA; his step-son Danny Beers, Jr and his wife Karen of San Diego, CA; 5 grandchildren: Jack R. Clough III of Las Vegas, NV, Jaclene Rochelle Stevens of San Antonio, TX, Nathan Yetz of El Cajon, CA, Neil Yetz of Fort Collins, CO, and Janene Clough of Aurora, CO. as well as 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Raymond Clough and his wife Evelyn of Sitka, AK; and his aunt Eleanor (who was like a sister to him) of Lilliwaup, WA.

Jack is preceded in death by his father Gerald “Jack” Clough, mother Kathlyn Clough and first wife, Beverly Clough.

Please contact the family if you are planning to attend the funeral. A live stream of the service is planned and will be available at the following Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88400652121

A reception will be held after the service.

Services

18 August

Committal Service

9:00 am - 9:30 pm

Miramar National Cemetery

5795 Nobel Dr.
San Diego, CA 92122

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Fanny Lengua

August 7, 2020

I will miss Jack. He knew we were friends, but I was also watching him. I admired him. While he shared during our bible study, I admired his passion and desire to bring more to God's Kingdom. When he enrolled to study more classes at the seminary, he showed me that it's never too late to get more knowledge to share those around us. When he walked to his neighbors' houses and opened his house to all who came for a word of advice, he showed me that I need to do that too! When he shared his story and how he and Kathy married a few years ago (both had lost their previous spouses due to illnesses), he showed me that it's not too late for me to marry someday and serve with my spouse, just like they did. They both served in the choir, ushering as a deacon, leading a bible study, etc. etc.

Next time I feel tired or in pain, I will remember him and won't let that stop me from serving Him. I won't forget the time I visited after he had a surgery and I found him in pain, but studying God's Word and smiling!

I will miss my friend, I will miss his smile, but I'm SOOO happy for him. He is finally enjoying the presence of our Lord and smiling.

Holly Hanson

August 2, 2020

Kathy,
I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. I remember the light in your eyes when you two first met and you spoke so fondly of him. I remember liking him right away, with his easygoing, friendly smile. He always was kind to me and I know he loved you so very much. I know it's hard to be without him. I also know you were blessed to have him, even if it was not for as long as you had hoped. I'm sending my love, friend, and lots of hugs and prayers.

Betty Cauley

August 2, 2020

Jack was always smiling. When I worked with him at Dockstaders he would come to work singing "put your hand in the hand of the man that stilled the waters". I am happy that Jack has taken the hand of the man that calmed the sea and I am sure he is sharing that great smile of his with Jesus right now. I will miss him until I meet him in heaven.

Linda Ironfield

August 1, 2020

So sorry for your lost! He was a funny and loving man I remember when you all came to my house and he fixed my over for me Still working great! Praying for you and yours!💕🌻

Gilda Deshotel

August 1, 2020

Jack had such a way of making everyone feel welcomed and loved. His smile lit up a room and his love for the Lord was apparent in everything he said and did. His legacy of love and compassion will carry on. Sending my love and prayers to Kathy and the family. God bless and keep you all in His loving arms. 😇🤗🙏❤️

Trevor and Michele Free

August 1, 2020

Jack was very nice. He always would make a point to come over, say hello and shake your hand. He always had a smile on his face and God in his heart. We remember having coffee and cheesecake with Jack and Kathy in New York. The choir had just performed at Carnegie Hall. He will be missed. Our condolences to you and your family. Trevor can picture Jack ushering and shaking hands in Heaven.

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