Kim Durward Cluck was born February 15th, 1952 to Bob and Olene Cluck of Gruver, Texas. Kim graduated from Gruver High School in 1970, and West Texas State University in 1974. Kim was an avid pilot and owned and operated Cluck Flying, Inc. In 1981, he survived a tragic plane crash. The accident left him debilitated, and he lived out most of the rest of his life under assisted care in the Hansford Manor in Spearman, Texas.
Kim is survived by his daughter Kala (Danny) Schmitto and grandson Leo of Denton; his sister Lee Cluck Wilhelm (Mike) of Gruver; two nephews, Lee Bob Harper (Jennifer) and Quentin Harper (Jaye Lynn), both of Gruver; and five great nieces and great nephews: Laney Harper, Q Harper, Leo Harper, Max Harper, and Natalie Harper, all of Gruver.
Kim loved his family and the people of his home community, always reminiscing fondly of both. He was a top athlete, an accomplished calf-roper, and he enjoyed the outdoors. Anyone who ever met Kim knows his chief passion—above all—was flying. For 40 years, when asked how he’s doing, Kim would smile and gently say, “I’m alright. Just eager to get home and get back flying again.” We rejoice this day that Kim’s long wait is finally over.
There will be a public graveside service Thursday, January 21st at 11:00 at the Gruver Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: Gruver Cemetery Association c/o Lee Bob Harper, Board Chairman, PO Box 1127, Gruver, TX 79040
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