Robert Lee Clingenpeel, 75

July 20, 2010
  • Robert Lee Clingenpeel, 75

JAN. 28, 1935-JULY 6, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Va. - Robert Lee Clingenpeel, 75, of Springfield, Va., and formerly of Roanoke, Va., passed away at Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem, Va., on Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

Robert was born on Jan. 28, 1935, in Roanoke, the son of the late Emmet Lee Clingenpeel and Annie Mae Crusenberry Clingenpeel. Robert was a faithful, loving, family man who helped his family with his time and resources.

Robert in prior years was an active member of the Army Reserves, receiving an honorable discharge. After graduating from Virginia Tech, he served as a civil servant faithfully for many years with the Internal Revenue Service, until retiring in 2007.

He enjoyed bowling and playing cards with his longtime friends. He also enjoyed visiting his children, grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law, and former William Fleming High School alumni whenever he could.


Robert was survived by his wife, Bonnie Lou Webster Clingenpeel, of Williamsport, Md.; brother and sister-in-law, Ira Eugene Clingenpeel and Marie Clingenpeel, of Christiansburg, Va.; and three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mark David Webster and Jesselyn Webster, of Midlothian, Va., Neal Matthew Clingenpeel and Teresa Ann Clingenpeel, of Jordantown, Va., and Johnathan Lee Clingenpeel of Shepherdstown, W.Va. Also surviving are his six grandchildren, Dorothy Lynn Webster, David Nathanael Webster, Joseph Mark Webster, Annamarie Grace Webster, Teresa Jesselyn Webster, and Sarah Ann Clingenpeel.

Funeral services were held at the chapel of John M. Oakey & Son in Salem on Monday, July 12, 2010, with the Rev. Kathy Hall officiating. Interment followed at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem. John M. Oakey & Son Funeral and Cremation Service in Salem is serving the Clingenpeel family, 540-389-5441.

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