Lee R. Clanton, 85

MAY 14, 1927-JUNE 10, 2012

June 12, 2012
  • Lee R. Clanton
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Lee Roy "Tex" Clanton, 85, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Born May 14, 1927, in Quitman, Texas, he was the son of the late William Artie and Sophia Tennessee Bowling Clanton.

He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc., Hagerstown, until retiring in 1987.

He was a graduate of American School in Illinois, and received an Federal Communications Commission license from Radio Electronic Television School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, serving during World War II and Korea.

He was a member of State Line United Methodist Church, State Line, Pa.

He was a member of United Auto Workers Local 171, Hagerstown.

Survivors include wife, Velda Elizabeth Robinette Clanton, married for 59 years, of Hagerstown; daughter, Shirley A. Harbaugh and her husband, Timothy, of Hagerstown; son, Roy Lynn Clanton of Hagerstown; granddaughter, Angela Robinette Stouffer and her husband, Kevin, of Chambersburg, Pa., and their son, Daniel W. Stouffer; sister, Artie F. Edwards of Dallas, Texas; and brother, James O. Clanton of Garland, Texas.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Laverne C. Cave, Annie P. Reynolds and Ommie L. Moody; and two brothers, Jesse D. Clanton and William A. Clanton.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md., on Thursday, June 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. Thursday for the convenience of family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at the Salem Reformed Church  cemetery on Friday, June 15, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Michael J. Dawes officiating. Military graveside services will be provided by AMVETS Post 10 and the Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport Food Bank, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

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