Class of 1935
Harold Jack St.Clair
November 18, 1917 – April 8, 1989
Funeral was Monday, April 10, for Ret/Col Harold Jack St. Clair, 71, Stone Mountain, Ga., former Perryan, who died April 8. Services were held in the chapel of U.S. Turner and Sons Funeral home with Dr. Jerry Inecks officiating. Burial was April 12 at Arlington cemetery at Washington, D.C., with full military honors.
St. Clair was born at Delaware, Okla., Nov. 18, 1917. His parents were Harold and Laura (Wertz) St. Clair. He was a 1935 graduate of Perry high school and graduated in 1941 from Oklahoma State university. He graduated from ROTC and served in the Army Corps of Engineers for 27 years before his retirement in 1968.
He was a veteran of World War II and Vietnam. St. Clair commanded numerous engineer units though the brigade level. He served five overseas tours of duty, two in Europe and three in the Pacific. Other tours of duty included serving on the staff of the department of the Army General and on assignment as Omaha district engineer.
During his service career, he attended the Command and General Staff college at Washington, D.C. He received masters degrees at the University of Pittsburg and George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
In the course of his military career, St. Clair was awarded the Bronze Star with three oak leaf dusters, the French Croiz de Guerre with silver star, the Vietnam Medal of Honor and the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster.
He and the former Teddy Price of Stillwater were married June 13, 1942, and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, David, of Stone Mountain, and Jack Jr., Shelton, Wash. ; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Diane) Montane and Rebecca St. Clair, both of Stone Mountain; five grandchildren, three brothers, Hugh, of Fairfield Bay, Ark.; and John and Tolbert, of Perry; and an aunt, Mrs. Henry G. Bennett, Oklahoma City.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Don.