Clinton J. Hornbuckle, 40, of Taylorville, IL passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. at his home surrounded by his family.

Clint was born August 27, 1977 in Aurora, IL, the son of Greg and Patty (Bell) Hornbuckle. He worked as a heavy equipment operator, plumber, and landscaper, but found his work family at Kroger Grocery Store in Taylorville. Clint was an active member of the Evangelical Free Church in Taylorville. He enjoyed his children and was a loving and devoted father. Clint loved anything outdoors, especially golf, fishing, hunting, and sports of any kind. His love of wrestling at all levels was his first passion. He wrestled from the age of 5 all the way through high school, and then went on to coach both the younger kids and at the junior high level.

Clint was a U.S. Veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He served his country from 1995-1999. For his service to his country he was presented with a U.S. Marine Corp pin at a ceremony recently.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Judy Bell of Yorkville, IL; and maternal Aunt Betty (Halbesma) Huston of Yorkville.

He is survived by his significant other, Kate Graham of Taylorville; his children, Lucas Joseph, 8 weeks old of Taylorville, Katie, 13 and Erik, 10 of Walnut Creek, CA (mother Susan Kjaer Hornbuckle), step-son Michael Mason, 12 of Taylorville; his parents, Greg and Patty Hornbuckle of Taylorville; his sister Cindy Woods of Taylorville; his brother Chad (wife, Nena Ferrari) Hornbuckle of Edwardsville; nieces and nephews Kyle and Cole Woods and Brynn, Grant and Brock Hornbuckle; his grandparents, Robert and Fern Hornbuckle of Taylorville; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Evangelical Free Church, 319 S Washington St., Taylorville, IL.

Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m., on Monday Oct 30, 2017 at the Evangelical Free Church, with Pastor Don Beetem as celebrant.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, where military honors will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to an Education Fund for Clint’s children. Checks must be made payable to Greg Hornbuckle.

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL has been entrusted with ceremonies.

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