Carl LeRoy Clearwater
October 21, 1944 – January 12, 2020
Carl LeRoy Clearwater, 75, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Wellbrooke of Kokomo after a short illness. One of 11 children, he was born October 21, 1944 in Michigan, to the late George and Berneda Clearwater. Carl graduated from Kokomo High School in 1964 and shortly thereafter served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from General Motors in 1994 after many years of service. Carl enjoyed watching old Western movies, movies on The Hallmark Channel, and The Incredible Dr. Pol. He was also an avid fan of the Indianapolis Colts. He especially looked forward to weekend breakfasts and shopping trips with his nephew David (Caroline) Jewell, great niece Allyson (Joseph) Parker, great nephew Kevin (Courtney) Jewell and great-great nephew, Andrew Parker. Generosity and kindness were very strong traits of Carl, who often spoiled his family and friends. His claim to fame is the sandwich named after him at Gabe’s Pizza, the “Clearwater Special”. Carl is survived by sister, Dixie Ennis, brother, Gene (Louise) Clearwater, special friend, Jeannie Moon, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, five sisters, and three brothers. Being a simple man and not wanting to inconvenience anyone, Carl’s wishes are that there be no visitation or service. Memorial contributions can be made to the Glaucoma Foundation, or Carl would love for you to spoil your family or friends in remembrance of him.
- Glaucoma Research Foundation