Clarence ‘Bub’ Tweedy

Clarence ‘Bub’ Tweedy

Clarence “Bub” Tweedy Jr., 95, of Goreville, died at 9:12 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, at his home.

Mr. Tweedy was born on Feb. 9, 1926, at the family home in Jonesboro. He was the eldest of eight children born to Clarence Alton and Virgie Bass Tweedy.

He married Ruth Wilson.  To this union, two daughters were born, Kathy and Cheryl.  He was later married to Lillian “Bea” Newton. She preceded him in death. Later, he married Ruby J. Youngblood. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Tweedy is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Tweedy Stamp of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Richard (Jennifer) York, Timothy York, Camille (Jerry) Moorad, Amy (Joe) Radamavong, Sarah (Jason) Clinton and Brad Stamp; 10 great-grandchildren, Kyle York, Emily (Robert) Reed, Andrew (Cierrah) Menees, Katlynn Menees, Jada Hudson, Molly Adams, Lauryn Radamavong, Mariel Moorad, Ellie Moorad and David Radamavong; two great-great-grandchildren, Max Menees and Norah Menees; a sister, Carol Sue Gordon of Anna; a brother, Mike (Bonnie) Tweedy of The Villages, Fla.; special friends Martha Davis and Skip and Aggie Paul; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy York; four sisters, Christine Bost, Bernadine Sadler, Joan Bartruff and Janice “Mickey” Llewellyn; and a brother, Richard “Dick” Tweedy.

Mr. Tweedy was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal in 1947.

He was employed as a manager and “jack-of-all-trades” for a number of years by Jo-Ann Laundry and Cleaners. He later worked as a mental health technician and timekeeper at the Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna, retiring in 1986.

Mr. Tweedy was a member of the Masonic Fraternity.  He became a member at Jonesboro Masonic Lodge and later affiliated with the Anna Lodge.

Mr. Tweedy was a longtime and multi-generational Boy Scout leader. He is fondly remembered for his love of “teasing and razzing” everyone. Until his passing, he continued to mow, weed-eat, and garden.  He also loved camping,  dancing and regularly attended auctions.  

Mr. Tweedy was a member of the Cypress United Methodist Church and served for many years as the church treasurer.

A service honoring the life of Clarence Tweedy will be conducted Friday, Aug. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.  Pastor Mike Shultz will officiate.

Burial will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery.  Military graveside rites will be accorded 

Visitation will be Thursday, today, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

For the convenience of those unable to personally attend the funeral service, the ceremony will be live-streamed on the Bailey Funeral Home Facebook page.  It will also be archived on the Facebook page for later viewing.

At the request of the family, it is strongly encouraged that all those attending the visitation and funeral service to please wear a face mask or covering.

Memorials can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63110.

To share a memory or to leave an online message of condolence for his family, visit

Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna is in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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