Russell L. 'Beanie' Clabaugh

Russell L. "Beanie" Clabaugh, 88, of Fort Wayne, IN,and formelry of Huntington, IN, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at 1:38 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice in Fort Wayne.

During his early years he drove a truck for several years and later owned and operated Hillcrest Texaco in Fort Wayne for 15 years and most recently was an auto mechanic for Hires Auto Parts for 10 years, retiring in 1986. He was a past post commander of the American Legion Post 296 of Fort Wayne and was a life member of the Waynedale VFW.

He was born Nov. 21, 1924, in Huntington to Russell and Verda Rush Clabaugh.

Survivors include two sons, Robert (Carol) Clabaugh, of Warren, and Michael Clabaugh, of Andrews; a daughter, Cheryl L. Agee, of Kingsport, TN; a sister: Judy Walters, of Warsaw; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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