Fallen Hero: CMSgt(Ret) Clarence Otto Hauck


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Berryhill Funeral Home

2305 Memorial Parkway Nw Huntsville, AL
(256) 536-9197


Monday, March 27, 2023, 1- 3 PM, Berryhill Funeral Home


Monday, March 27, 2023, 3 PM, Berryhill Funeral Home


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on March 21, 2023, and has moved on to his heavenly home.  CMSgt(Ret) Clarence Otto Hauck, age 86, a retired member of the MS Air National Guard, who had served within the 255th ACS, Gulfport has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Airman. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

Obituary, visitation, and service details:

Clarence Hauck, 86, of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away March 21, 2023.
Clarence was born July 26, 1936, to Theodore Albert and Hattie Mettler Hauck. He grew up on an Idaho farm/ranch caring for cattle and harvesting potatoes. He became interested in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Corps which gave him the opportunity to fly in airplanes and visit Air Forces bases. Upon graduating high school, he joined the Air Force and began a military career that spanned a total of 39 years of Air Force Active Duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve Service. During his career, he served as an Electronics Technician, an Electronics Instructor, a Combat Communications Satellite Communication Technical, and the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Mississippi Civil Air Patrol Wing. After leaving active duty, he entered DoD Civilian Service working for the Air Force, U.S. Corps of Civil Engineers, and Defense Commissary Agency. While stationed at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS, he met Hildred Hauck and they were married on 4 August 1961. He called her his Southern Belle and their love story lasted 61 years.
Clarence loved flying and participating in the CAP Wing. In 2005, he was nationally recognized with the annual CAP Senior Member Brewer Award for his work in Aerospace Education. He was also active in the Gulfport Amateur Radio Club. While in Gulfport, he was a member of Gulfport Baptist Church and Bayou View Baptist Church. In 2012 he and Hildred moved to Huntsville to be closer to family. In Huntsville, he became a member of Whitesburg Baptist Church.
He was predeceased by his wife, Hildred Hauck, and his brothers George Hauck and Harold Hauck. Clarence was a
loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by histhree children: Cynthia Ayres, Ryan Ferrell, and Eugene Hauck, and grandchildren: Melissa Ayres, Paige Hauck, Bryce Ferrell, Matt Ferrell, and Nicholas Hauck and great granddaughter, Danielle Ayres.
A funeral service will be held Monday 27 March at 3:00 pm with visitation from 2:00-3:00 pm. Clarence will be buried at the Alabama National Cemetery on Tuesday 28 March at 11:45 am.