Ex-funeral director pleads guilty to 1 of 4 charges

Thomas Clock, accused of burying empty urns, admitted to drunken driving

A mug shot of Thomas Clock from the Muskegon County Jail.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A Muskegon County funeral director accused of empty-box burials has pleaded guilty to drunken driving.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports a judge Wednesday accepted Thomas Clock III’s plea and scheduled a May 23 sentencing.

His January arrest led to the discovery of a woman’s body in Clock’s parked funeral van. Authorities say Clock buried an empty urn and misled relatives into thinking it contained her remains.

Thomas Clock in court on April 11, 2016.
Clock, in wheelchair, in court on April 11, 2016.

He waived a hearing earlier this week and awaits trial.

He faces another fraud charge after a container meant to hold the cremated remains of a baby was found empty.

He’s been in jail or a hospital under guard since his arrest last month in a second drunken driving case.

Clock was owner-operator of the now-closed Clock Funeral Home of White Lake in Whitehall.

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Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle

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