December 26, 2011
His awards are only a fraction of the recognition he received while serving. These awards include, but are not limited to, The Distinguished Flying Cross (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Air Medal (9 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Air Force Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Legion of Merit, the National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), the Air Force Longevity Service Award (5 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Vietnam Service Medal (3 Bronze Service Stars), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, as well as numerous other awards and medals. Scotty also held a bachelors degree in history.
"The Colonel" was honorably retired while holding the position as Commanding Office, 58th Tactical Fighter Training Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.
Scotty is preceded in death by his parents, John and Nora Belle; and his sisters, Elsie Barnes and Annie Laurie Thrift. He is survived by his wife Isabel Clarke; his daughters, Patty Emmert (Chuck), Isabelle Clarke, and Janet Jones; his son, Bill William Harper Clarke (Sharon); his nephews, Clinton G. Herrings (Terry) and Wayne Clark Barns (Margie); as well as 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on Saturday, February 11 at 11:00am at Church at Litchfield Park, located at 300 North Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park.
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