Clinton "Clint" H. Flory, 66, a longtime Rapid City, S.D., resident, formerly of Williston and Minot, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, 2013, at his home in Rapid City.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate Clint's life at the North Hill Baptist Church, 524-21st Ave. NW, in Minot, on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 1 p.m. Cremation has already taken place.
Clinton Howard Flory was born on June 28, 1947, in Minot, the son of Orville and Myrtle (Putney) Flory. He was raised and educated in Minot. Clinton enlisted into the Army at the age of 18 and served until his medical discharge.
On April 4, 1970, Clinton was united in marriage to Twyla Thorvilson and to this union two daughters were born, Christina and Jennifer. This union later ended in divorce.
For over 50 years Clinton was an auto mechanic. With Clinton's passion being cars he also dedicated a majority of his life to dirt track racing, both as a driver, a pitman, and a mentor. He, along with his brother, Jim Flory, was a part of the original founders and was instrumental in the construction of the Williston Basin Speedway. Clinton loved and enjoyed all of his grandchildren. Clinton also enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and lived to race or for anything that had to do with racing. Clinton's ultimate passion was watching his nephews race, especially John Flory, racing his #19 modified and pitting for Steve "The Goose" Nuemiller on his #3 Late model.
Surviving Clinton are: his daughters, Christi (Aaron) Allen, her children, Austin and Hope of Williston; Jennifer (Michael) Jerauld, her children, Hanna and Wilson of Minot; brother, Dale (Irene) Flory, of Minot; and one sister, Beverly Parsons, of Hemet, Calif.; and several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his brothers James, Richard, Gordon and Kenneth; nephew, James "Jimmer" Flory; and great-niece, Stephanie Flory.
Friends may visit (www.eversonfh.com) to share remembrances of Clinton or leave condolences with the family.
The Everson Funeral Home of Williston is caring for the family.