Laddie Gene Cluck passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, January 28, 2022. Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, January 31, 2022 at Brooks Chapel with Mike Kuhlman and Rick Lopez officiating. Burial will follow in Dreamland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at Brooks Chapel.
Laddie was born on December 21, 1941, to Vivian Cluck and Gene Cluck of Gruver, Texas. He grew up farming and ranching in Hansford County, Texas. He loved good horses, pretty country and Bob Wills. He was an avid team roper and cutter. He was one-of-a-kind and a cowboy in every sense of the word. If you ever met him you would have a “Laddie Story!” He not only had a unique name, but also a unique personality. Laddie was known by his little chuckle and his little shuffle. In the last few years his daily routine included Fox News, the Cowboy Channel, iced tea and Skoal bandits. Laddie had a huge knowledge of western history and was a great storyteller. If anyone couldn’t remember a date they called Laddie and he knew the answer.
Laddie was a member of Will Rogers Range Riders, The Outfit and Coors Cowboy Club. He loved western heritage, Palo Duro Canyon and Charles Goodnight.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Cluck of 41 years; daughters, Tesh Beaty and husband, Tim and Lisa Foreman and husband, Cam; son, Scott Byrd and wife Keeka; sister, Glenda Cox and husband, Terry; grandchildren, Alexa Beaty, Hayden Foreman and wife Morgan, Lizz Hardowin and husband, Zach, Paxton, Wade, and Mackenzie Byrd; great grandchildren, Levi and Ella Hardowin; nephew, Cooper Cox; and his newest great-grandson, Hayes Foreman. And last but not least was Lulu, a precious little white ball of fur that was Laddie’s little sidekick. She was definitely the light of his life.
A very special thank you to BSA Hospice of the Southwest and True Blessings. Thanks to all who brought food, sent cards, calls and visits to the house and all who helped us when we needed it most.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to: Peace of the Rock Ministries, P.O. Box 51, Aubrey, TX 76227.