Clarence William Osterhout, July 7, 1934- Jan. 20, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Clarence William Osterhout, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born July 7, 1934 in Coalgate, Oklahoma, a son of Clarence W. and Effie (Morgan) Osterhout. He went to be with his heavenly family on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at his home in Eureka Springs, at the age of 78 years.

Clarence joined the Army in 1953. After serving his country for 20 years, Clarence retired from the military and began working as a heavy equipment operator, before retiring to Eureka Springs. He was a member of the American Legion and the NRA. He loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors with his family. Clarence married Alice Jewel Raby on December 14, 1959 in Parthenon, AR and together they raised four sons. He was very proud of his family and his country. Clarence will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Alice of the home; sons, Clyde Leon Osterhout and wife Jana of Bella Vista, AR, Charles Ray Osterhout and wife Jennifer of Eureka Springs, AR, Clay William Osterhout and wife Tammy of Eureka Springs, AR and Chuck Thomas Osterhout and wife Crystal of Western Grove, AR; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Osterhout and Effie Edmonds; one sister, Ruby Applegate; and two brothers, Charles Lee Osterhout and Billy Ray Osterhout.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Eureka Springs Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend James Edward and Reverend Jerry Hopper officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Rockhouse Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Patient's Choice Hospice, 6 Parkcliff Drive, Holiday Island, AR 72631, Eureka Springs Freewill Baptist Church or Rockhouse Cemetery Fund, c/o Jimmy Clark, 1381 CR 509, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at