Larry Dale Clinton Jr.

December 11, 2022

Larry Dale Clinton Jr., 57, of rural Frankfort, died Sunday, December 11, 2022 at his home, following a year long illness.  He was born August 6, 1965 in Rensselaer, Indiana. He married Sheila Johnston on August 8, 1983 in Frankfort and she survives.

Dale was a 1983 graduate of Frankfort High School and then attended Ivy Tech. He was a lifelong Clinton County resident.  He worked as an electrical engineer for Donaldsons since 1983.  Dale enjoyed buying and selling antiques, fishing, playing cards and was a Dale Earnhardt fan. He loved spending time with his family, especially his 3 grandsons.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 19th at the funeral Home. Private family entombment will take place. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society or Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

Parents: Larry Dale Clinton Sr. & Bonnie (Warren) Clinton of Frankfort, Wife: Sheila Clinton of rural Frankfort, 2 Sons: Cameron (Brittany) Clinton of rural Frankfort, Blake (Mirissa) Clinton of Lafayette, Siblings: Brad (Sharon) Clinton of Frankfort, Teonna (John) Zeller of Arizona, Bill (Barbara) Clinton of Florida, Jim (Shelley) Paddack of Zionsville, Betty Buck of Lafayette, Craig (Rebecca) Stowers of Lafayette, 5 Grandchildren: Wyatt, Anson, and Landon Clinton and Hunter and Colten Klecz.

Preceded by:

his birth mother, Brenda Kay Shipley and paternal grandmother, Eva Corinne (LaCosse) Clinton.


Leave your Condolences

14 Condolences for “Larry Dale Clinton Jr.”

  1. Derek Brant December 13, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Sheila and family,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family, thoughts and prayers for you and yours! Death is a hard pill to swallow but it is only for a short time. Memories and grief last a lifetime, they are intertwined. You will cherish the memories and learn to deal with the grief.
    God’s Blessing to you!

  2. Dan/ Peggy Abbott December 13, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Shelia, so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Lillie Wilson Ward December 13, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Larry, it was a pleasure knowing you and until we meet again My Class of 83 Friend.
    May you R.I.P.

  4. Bonny Goodnight December 14, 2022 at 1:45 am

    To Dale’s Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    I went through school with Dale from Lincoln Elementary thru high school. He was always kind and light hearted and a great guy. May God give you comfort and peace.
    Sincerely, Bonny Bailey

  5. James Schimmel December 14, 2022 at 8:38 am

    Thoughts and prayers for all…

  6. Kimberly Wiles December 14, 2022 at 11:16 am

    So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers. Kim Leach Wiles

  7. Barry Reese December 14, 2022 at 11:22 am

    Lots of fond memories of Dale. Rest in peace buddy.

  8. Matt December 14, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    I’m so sorry, Sheila. He was one of my very best friends when I needed one.

  9. Jim Mc Quern December 15, 2022 at 8:56 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you at this difficult time.

  10. Tobe Leazenby December 15, 2022 at 10:49 am

    Sheila and Family,
    So sorry to learn of your loss. God’s peace and comfort in the days to follow. Recall the happy memories often and cherish them. God bless you.

    Tobe Leazenby
    Delphi, IN

  11. Mark and Shannon Naylor December 15, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    Our sincere condolences to the Clinton family for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you.

  12. Deb Furst December 17, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    So sorry to hear of his passing, my prayers will be with your family

  13. Loren Myer December 17, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Dale, in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” Mr. Hand pulled an emergency late study session with Jeff Spicoli to get him through to graduation — just like the one I pulled with you to get you through my English class at Frankfort High School in time to graduate. I even let you smoke! I was a smoker then too. We sat there at my kitchen table smoking cigarettes and making up all the work you had neglected to get finished. That’s how I’ll always remember you. Mr. Myer.

    And my condolences to your family.

  14. Peggy Green December 18, 2022 at 12:58 am

    “The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace he has finally found.” My heart is with you in your time of sorrow. May God give you strength, peace and understanding in the days ahead. Praying for you always.

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