William Carleton Clopper, 97, of Winston-Salem, N.C., fought to his last breath before passing away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Forsyth Medical Center.
Mr. Clopper was born Nov. 18, 1914, to the late Lottie Mae Baker Clopper and Samuel Carleton Clopper in Hagerstown.
He attended schools in Hagerstown and Baltimore and was very involved with the Boy Scouts of America.
After working for Fairchild Aircraft for several years, he spent the rest of his career with the Railway Express Agency. He was the agent for the Hagerstown and York, Pa., agencies before being promoted to be the internal auditor for the West Coast division and living in Fullerton, Calif. He retired after becoming the Midwest internal auditor working out of Dallas.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Headquarters Division of Gen. Patton’s Third Army as a staff sergeant technician for aircraft. He was stationed mostly in Germany.