Chuck Clore, 76, passed away Friday, June 14, 2024.

Chuck was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, to Austin Clore and Georgia (Cole) Clore on July 11, 1947.

Chuck attended Crawfordsville High School in Crawfordsville, Indiana, where he
participated in Junior Achievement and the Paletteers Art Club. He was a yearbook
photographer and senior corduroy designer and artist. After high school graduation, Chuck followed his faith to attend North Central University (formerly North Central Bible College) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Pastoral Studies and met his wife of 54 years.

Upon completing his degree, he served as a youth pastor. He also pursued his creative interests, taking several art and design courses at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He excelled and decided to pursue a new vocation. Chuck’s graphic design career began when he accepted a job at the Assemblies of God Headquarters and moved his young wife and twin girls to Springfield, Missouri. Chuck was an active member of the Springfield advertising community for over forty years.

Chuck had a deep appreciation for the visual arts. He mentored many children and
young adults, teaching cartooning classes at the Springfield Art Museum and
independently. He was quick to offer support and guidance to young creatives.
Chuck enjoyed memoir writing, editorial cartooning, and spending time with family and friends (the four-legged, furry variety included). He had a quick wit and gift for
storytelling. If you needed a laugh, a creative solution, sound advice, or a loyal friend, you wanted Chuck in the room.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin Clore and Georgia (Cole) Clore; his
siblings, Delta Mae (Clore) Owens, Beverly (Clore) Crowder, and James “Toby” Clore;
and his niece and nephews, Gail (Owens) Knowles, Dan Owens, and Greg Burge.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Judy; his daughters, April Clore and Carrie Clore; and his nieces and nephews, Susan (Owens) Meadows-Hayenga, Pamela (Burge) Thomas, Gene Burge, Kirk Clore, Shelly (Clore) Leatherman, Derrick Clore, and Christy (Clore) Stevens.

To honor Chuck, a celebration of life service will be held on July 27, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Schweitzer Church on 2747 East Sunshine Street, Springfield, Missouri, 65804. A