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Popular player and landord dies.

A FORMER Nuneaton amateur goalkeeper and town publican has died following a long illness.

Roger Clarke, who played with distinction for Co-op Sports and Rose United in the 1960s and 70s, was landlord at the Rose Inn, in Coton Road.

After suffering Parkinson's disease for several years, he died peacefully on November 17, aged 64. He leaves a wife Viv, a son Ritchie, a daughter-in-law Suzi and a grandaughter Ruby.

The funeral will take place at The Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton, on Friday, December 7 at 3pm, when mourners are invited to wear a red rose, in honour of Roger's love of Manchester United.

Flowers and/or donations for the Mary Ann Evans Hospice, can be arranged through Co-operative Funeralcare, 34 Central Avenue, Nuneaton (02476 382535).
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Date:Dec 1, 2012
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