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Clarence Junior (JR) Cable

December 6, 1928 ~ January 9, 2021 (age 92)


Clarence Junior (JR) Cable, 92 of Monticello passed away on January 09, 2021 at his daughter’s home.  He was born December 6, 1928 in Mason County in Scottville, Michigan.  He was the son of the late Clarence E. and Frances (Filbrun) Cable.  Clarence’s wife, Harriett, passed away April 3, 2016 after being married 62 wonderful years.  Clarence attended Rossville High School.  They had two children (daughter) Carrie Lynn (Cable) Woodruff and a (son) Clark Allen Cable (deceased November 24, 1997).

JR and his wife (Harriett) lived on Lake Freeman in Monticello, Indiana.  They were “snowbirds” for 21 years. During the winter months they lived on Lake Rose in Orlando, Florida.      

JR worked at Fairfield Manufacturing as a Machinist in the Spur Gear Department for 40 years and he retired in October 1990.  He was a lifetime member of the Fairfield Athletic Association, a member of Post #81 American Legion, and a member of the National Rifle Association.  In October 2014, JR had the honor of experiencing the “Honor Flight” travel to Washington DC and visiting all of the war monuments, especially the Korean War monument.

He served a 6-year tour in the army, 3rd Infantry Division, and he served on the front lines of active duty in the Korean War (1951-1953). He was honorably discharged from the Army with the rank of Staff Sergeant. 

JR’s hobbies included reading, boating, fishing, hunting and NASCAR.   He enjoyed watching sports, basketball, and football.  JR loved spending time with his family, neighbors, and friends.  He loved being outside enjoying the warm weather, watching and listening to the wildlife, looking over Lake Freeman or Lake Rose.

JR enjoyed attending St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Orlando, Florida.  In Indiana, he was a member and attended the Pyrmont Church of the Brethren.

He is survived by his daughter, Carrie Lynn (Cable) Woodruff of Lafayette, IN, a sister Amy (Cable) Dewey of Ludington, Michigan and four Grandchildren:  Christy Lynn Robertson (husband Rick) of Lafayette, IN; Chad Michael Woodruff of Monticello, IN; Austin Ryan Cable of Denver, Colorado; and Megan Taylor Cable of Atlanta, Georgia.   Four Great Grandchildren:  Brock, Sienna and Cole Robertson and Chance Woodruff, and several other nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his wife, Harriett (Lerch) Cable, son, Clark A. Cable and brothers, Evart, Ezra, Millard, Harvy, sisters Anna (Cable) Garber and Nellie (Cable) Hubka.  Also, parents, (Father) Clarence Cable and (Mother) Frances (Filbrun) Cable.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the start of the funeral service at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 15, 2021 at the Genda Funeral Home, Rossville Chapel with Chaplain Dwight Herin officiating.  A live stream of the funeral service will be available at for those that would like to join virtually.  Graveside services with military honors will follow at Pyrmont Cemetery. 

Donations in memory of Clarence (JR) Cable may be made to the Honor Flight Program, PO Box 4782, Lafayette, IN  47903.

Many thanks to the caring staff at Franciscan Hospice Care who provided such loving attention to JR.

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January 15, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel
450 N. State Road 39
Rossville, Indiana 46065

Funeral service with live-stream webcast
January 15, 2021

1:00 PM
Genda Funeral Home Rossville Chapel
450 N. State Road 39
Rossville, Indiana 46065

Video is available for this event

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