Life Story / Obituary
Clarence “Bernie” Root Jr. of Vicksburg, MI passed away on March 18, 2019 at the age of 80. He was born on June 16, 1938. Bernie was one of seven children born to Clarence Root Sr. and Helen Ames. He Graduated from Kalamazoo Public Schools and joined the Army stationed in Germany. Bernie is survived by his sons: Jeff and Brian; daughter: Jennifer; nine grandchildren; Johny Foote, Sara Foote, Andy Foote, Ryan Root, Bobby Root (missing persons), Jerry Root, Erica Root, Jesica Miner, and Gabby Miner; and several great grandchildren. Bernie is preceded in death by his parents; and his oldest daughter: Kelly Root.
Bernie was married to Sharon Lewellyn for over 40 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and living the farm life until his later years where he resided in Vicksburg on Sunset Lake. A memorial service will be planned in May at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Please visit Bernie’s page at www.mccowensecord.com where you can archive a photo, share a memory, and sign the guest book.
The family is being assisted by McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes, 409 S. Main St. Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269-649-1697).