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Charles W. Claypoole

March 30, 1934 - May 17, 2017

Obituary


Flemingsburg - Charles Wendell Claypoole, 83, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville, KY after a brief illness. He was born on March 30, 1934 in Fleming County, Kentucky. A 1952 graduate of Flemingsburg High School, Charles was a walk-on player for the 1952-1953 season of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team while attending the University of Kentucky. The U. S. Navy veteran served during the Korean War. He graduated Morehead State University in 1960 and went on to a long and distinguished career in information technology with the U. S....

Flemingsburg - Charles Wendell Claypoole, 83, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville, KY after a brief illness. He was born on March 30, 1934 in Fleming County, Kentucky. A 1952 graduate of Flemingsburg High School, Charles was a walk-on player for the 1952-1953 season of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team while attending the University of Kentucky. The U. S. Navy veteran served during the Korean War. He graduated Morehead State University in 1960 and went on to a long and distinguished career in information technology with the U. S. Department of Defense. He retired from the Defense Construction Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio. An avid golfer and sports fan, Mr. Claypoole also enjoyed reading and furniture crafting during his retirement. He divided his time between residences in Venice, Florida and Flemingsburg, Kentucky. He was a member of the Flemingsburg United Methodist Church and attended Flemingsburg First Presbyterian Church and Grace United Methodist Church in Venice, Florida.

The beloved husband, father and grandfather is survived by his wife, Paddy Emmons McDonald Claypoole; children, Cheryl Claypoole Beall, Paula (Dennis) Hostetter, Lisa Claypoole and William Thomas Claypoole; stepchildren, Vicki (Michael) McDonald Brown, Gary Wayne (Chriss) McDonald and Glenda (Scott) McDonald Christian; grandchildren, Denis Michael Hostetter, Sarah (Dave) Overholser, Joseph (Jessi) Hostetter, Courtney (Matthew) Claypoole Long, Hillary Claypoole and Benjamin Beall; and great grandchildren, Ariel Bourgot, Savannah Overholser and Zelda Long. He was GranCharles to Stephani (Jonny) Gifford, Wesley Brown, Seth Christian, Casey (Paul) Thomasson, Nichole McDonald and Eva McDonald Johnson and a beloved Brother-in-law to his surviving sisters-in-law Minnie Doyle, Rosetta Brewer and Joyce Emmons. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and great-grandchildren mourn his death.

He was predeceased by his father, William Thomas Claypoole, mother, Ruby Claypoole Damron, sister, Mary Jo Littleton, stepfather, Earl Damron, stepbrother, Verlin Damron and stepsister, Irene Damron.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributons may be made to either church. The Knox and Brothers Funeral Home is serving the family.