Justin Kain Clarkson

Published 8:30 am Friday, June 21, 2019

Justin Kain Clarkson


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Justin Kain Clarkson, 42, of Willisburg, Kentucky died Monday, June 17, 2019 in Somerset, Kentucky.

Justin was the son of Billy Joe Clarkson and the late Lanie Delk Powell. He was a 1996 graduate of Boyle County High School and was retired from the U. S. Marine Corps. Justin was U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran having served in Operation Allied Force (Kosovo), Operation Joint Forge (Kosovo), Operation Joint Guardian (Kosovo), and four combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Quantico, Virginia. His personal decorations include Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (3), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V” , Combat Action Ribbon (Iraq), Iraq Campaign Medal (4 Stars), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4), Kosovo Campaign Medal (1 Star), Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal (Kosovo), NATO Medal (Kosovo), Certificate of Commendation (4 Individual Award), Unit Commendation (3), Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Certificate of Appreciation (3), Letter of Appreciation (2), and Meritorious Mast (3). He was honorably discharged from service in 2012.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Billy Joe and Marsha Spoon Clarkson of Columbia, Kentucky; a daughter, Kinley Grace Clarkson of Hustonville, Kentucky; brother, Cael Clarkson of Bowling Green; sister, Racheal Dombrowski (Keith) of Scottsville; stepfather Jerry Powell of Stanford; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins including a special aunt, Anissa Delk Krick (Nathan) of Hawaii.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lanie Delk Powell; and his grandparents, Amel and Mable Delk, and T.C. and Flossie Clarkson.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday morning from 8 a.m. until time for the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the funeral home to assist the family with final expenses.