LUDLOW – Joseph G. Clowes, 72, died Dec. 26, 2010, with his son by his side at his residence. He was born May 5, 1938, in Houlton, son of Gerald and Marcia (Parks) Clowes. Joseph was a graduate of Houlton High School, Class of 1956. After high school he joined the U.S. Army. During his long career in the Army, he served as a cannoneer, gunner, recon sergeant, radar repair specialist and ATC tower operator. He was very proud of his time with the air borne, receiving several citations and ribbons before retiring in 1986. Joseph enjoyed his Ludlow home and all the many trips traveling with his son. He is survived by his son, Clayton Clowes of Kensington, N.H.; his brother, Terry Clowes of Houlton; three sisters, Linda Beaupre of Houlton, Geraldine Richards of Avon and Joyce Marks of North Carolina; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and his sister, Sandra Fritz. Friends may call 11 a.m. until the time of service 1 p.m. Thursday at Dunn Funeral Home with the Rev. Randall Burns officiating. Gifts may be made in Joseph’s memory to Houlton High School Alumni Association, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730.