Michael John Clary, age 43, of North Platte, Nebraska passed away on February 14, 2020 at his home. He was born on January 27, 1977 to Terri Clary. He was young when his mother Terri died, so his grandparents, Bill and June Clary, raised him and he adored them.
Michael grew up in Oklahoma, which made him a huge Oklahoma State Cowboys fan. After graduation from Perkins, Oklahoma High School, he entered the U.S. Navy in 1995, serving in California, Virginia and Iceland. He retired from the Navy at NAS Lemoore on May 7, 2015.
Michael married Wendy Purcell on November 21, 2011 in North Platte, Nebraska. The couple lived in Camarillo, California and then moved to Lemoore. After retirement, they moved to North Platte. He worked as a carman at Union Pacific Railroad and at Lee Bird Field Airport.
He had a great sense of humor, loved to tease and always tried to lighten the mood. He was very protective of his family, especially his girls and went by the nickname 'Mikaroni' by his daughters and their friends. Michael was a member of 'Buddy Check' where veterans meet at the Cedar Bowl.
Survivors include his wife Wendy of North Platte; three daughters, Haley, Hannah, and Brittany; nephew Austin; aunts, Ida Cooksey, Sue Williams, Willamina Kaori, and Jeanne Laboray; dog dad of three, Bear, Chloe and Bobo; numerous other family members and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Services will be at 4:00 p.m. on February 19, 2020 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, at 421 West 4th Street in North Platte, with inurnment at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.