Clyde Wilbur Jamison, 82 of Camden, Illinois, formerly of Beardstown, passed away on February 29th at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was given the gift of life in Beardstown on November 28, 1933, the youngest son of Frank Lemuel and Edith Hill Jamison. He married Rachel G. Stolp on June 8, 1957 in Rushville, and she survives.
Also surviving are his children, Teresa (Jay) Little of Frederick, Lisa (Tom) Buhlig of Beardstown, and Marty Jamison of Camden; four grandchildren, Sarah (Dustin) Stambaugh of Camden, Megan (Chris) Zimny of Frederick, Tyler Buhlig of Beardstown, and Mandi Rebman of Litchfield, New Hampshire; and two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Nathan Stambaugh of Camden; one sister, Norma Perkins, of Harrisburg, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Art, Ted, and Ben; and four sisters, Mary in infancy, Florence in childhood, Marge Matthews, and Helen Walthers.
Clyde graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1951. He served in the U.S. Air Force at the end of the Korean War in 1953 until his discharge in 1957. He began his career as a deck hand on the Illinois River at the age of 17 and worked his way through the ranks, retiring as a captain with Material Service Corporation in 1991.
He was a life-long outdoorsman and served as a hunting guide (pusher) and caretaker at numerous duck clubs along the Illinois River. In 1995, he and his wife purchased farmland in rural Schuyler County near Camden. There he enjoyed bird watching and hunting deer and turkey. He passed on his love of this sport to his son; granddaughter, Sarah; and his great-grandchildren. He enjoyed welcoming hunters from all over the United States to his farm. Clyde also enjoyed fishing for catfish with his sister-in-law, Lucille Weaver, of Macomb. Above all else, he adored his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
Clyde was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown.
Funeral services will be on Friday, March 4th at 10:30 AM at Colwell Memorial Home with Reverend Scott Egbers officiating. Burial will be at the Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 4-7 PM Thursday, at the Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Trinity Youth Ministries, Camden Park Fund, or Donor’s Choice.