Leon Joseph Clardy, 61, of Taylor died May 7, 2011 at his residence with family by his side. He was born in Lake City, FL on November 24, 1949 to Forrest Leon Clardy and Lovey Crawford Clardy, and was a resident of Baker County for 23 years after moving from Jacksonville.
Mr. Clardy was an industrial machinist for many years at Millwright Union Local # 2411 in Jacksonville. Leon had a wonderful sense of humor, and enjoyed socializing, telling stories, and visiting family and friends. He also enjoyed tinkering with old cars, bartering, trading and fishing.He was preceded in death by father Forrest Leon Clardy; son Sean Joseph Clardy.
Survivors include his mother Lovey Crawford Clardy of Taylor; brothers Calvin (Rosemarie) Clardy of Ashville, NC, Terry Clardy (former spouse Paula) and Grover Clardy, both of Macclenny; sisters Gale (James) Lamb and Delight (Charles) Austin, both of Jacksonville, Florence (David) Wade of Hoschton, GA, Pansy (Mark) Rutter of Powhatan, VA; two aunts; one uncle; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The funeral service was held May 11 at 2:00 pm at Ferreira Funeral Services chapel with Rev. Joe Vianna officiating. In——terment followed at North Prong Cemetery.