Larry D. Clover Sr.

Larry D. Clover Sr.

Larry D. Clover Sr., 81, of Jonesboro, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born on June 18, 1939, in McClure, the son of Lyman and Pauline Coplin Clover.  

He married Linda Darlene Pierce on July 6, 1992.

For years, Mr. Clover worked as a heavy equipment operator for Leonard Bittle Construction.  

He was a proud U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Valley Mission Pentecostal Church. He loved to hunt, fish and find interesting things on eBay and Amazon.

He is survived by his sons, Larry (Sarah Qualls) Clover of Wolf Lake and Wade (Christy) Clover of Cape Girardeau; daughters Robbin (Scott Mezo) Park of Jonesboro, Debra Clover of Anna, Dena (Donnie) Messamore of Anna and Lori Tanner of Missouri; grandkids Deja Rohlfing, Koda Abraham, Cameron Clover, Ryleigh Clover, Jacob Clover, Haylie Clover, Kayden Barry, Kayla Barry, Shaine Barry, Tara Clover, Angela Clover, Amber Williams, Donna Messamore, Brandy Patterson, Jennifer Tanner, Larry Tanner, Justin Conner, Dougie Park and Tyler Park; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Delbert (Alice) Clover of Balcom; nieces and nephews. He had a beloved fur buddy, Blue Eyed Devil-Willie Nelson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene; parents and siblings, Donald Clover, Lee Gibson, Owleen Cook and Charlotte Burton.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Valley Mission Cemetery, with the Rev. Paul Mayberry officiating. A flag presentation followed by the Illinois National Guard.  

Memorials can be made to Valley Mission Pentecostal Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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