WILLIAM FURD CLOUSE Wednesday, May 3, 1933 - Friday, June 2, 2017

William Furd Clouse, age 84, Republic, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 02, 2017, in Sonshine Manor, Republic. He was born May 3, 1933, in Strafford, Missouri, the son of William Walter and Vesta Gladys (Moreland) Clouse.

Furd was united in marriage to Joanna Sparks on November 27, 1952 and they have made their home in Republic. He was of the Baptist faith. After serving in the U.S. Army, he worked in construction at St. John’s hospital, and the I-44 interstate freeway. He later retired after 28 years working as a custodian with the Springfield school system. He enjoyed gardening and spending time in his workshop.

Furd was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lavern and Howard; and a sister, Earlene Bullock. He is survived by his loving wife, Joanna; a son, Chuck, a sister-in-law, Arlene Moses, and Joanna’s brother and wife, Joe and Reta Scola; nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation 6-8 p.m., Monday, June 5, 2017, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. A graveside service, with military honors, will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 6th, in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Preferred Hospice, 5340 N. Towne Centre Dr., Ozark, MO 65721

Online condolences may be shared at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

Service Details: Visitation will be from 6 to 8 P.M., Monday, June 5, 2017, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. The graveside service will be at 10:00 A .M., Tuesday, June 6th, in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Preferred Hospice, 5340 N. Towne Centre Dr., Ozark, MO 65721


I am grateful for being able to have worked with Furd at Disney.  It was a great experience for all of the staff to help children together.  It was also nice to meet and know you, Joanna, and I've really appreciated your Christmas gifts that you "made" for all of us.  We had such good times visiting at the Disney lunches (I always called you Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clouse/Claus).  You were a great team! Sincerely, Nancy Smay