OBITUARY

Alvin B Clapp

January 7, 1935April 12, 2019
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Alvin Biggs Clapp, 84, of Clute, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 12, 2019. Alvin was born on January 7, 1935 in Hearne, Texas to the late Joy and Henry Biggs Clapp.

Alvin grew up in the Hearne area and graduated from Hearne High School in 1953. After graduating, he helped his parents run the local Flower Shop. In 1958, his country came calling, so Alvin enlisted into the United State Army, and was stationed in Germany during the same time as Elvis. When Alvin was honorably discharged from the service, he moved to Lake Jackson, Texas to work for the Dow Chemical Company. With Dow, he was honored to be a part of the Mag Tech and Warehousing Department. Alvin retired after 30 years of employment and turned his attention to enjoying his pleasures.

He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Clute. He loved to travel with his beautiful bride, Betty, all over the US and Mexico, but really enjoyed just staying at home. Alvin took great pride in his yard, always making sure it look the best. He never saw a tractor or moped that he did not like to tinker with. Any sport on TV got an extra viewer when Alvin got to watch, and when he was not watching a game, he was an avid western novel reader.

Those left to carry Alvin’s memory on is his wife of 57 years, Betty; sister Kay Clapp Bowman and her husband John; cousins, Bonnie Hancock, Dixie Stanford, Sheryl Broaddus; brother-in-law Cledis Weatherford and his wife Patsy, and their extended family.

The family would like to give many thanks to Ben and Vada Dunn, Lucas Erwin, Leo and Joyce Brock for their extra special care.

A Visitation for Alvin will be held at Restwood Funeral Home on Saturday April 20, 2019 from 9:30am to 10:00am.

A Funeral to Celebrate Alvin’s Life will be held at Restwood Funeral Home on Saturday April 20, 2019 at 10:00am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Alvin’s name be made to MD Anderson’s Cancer Research Center.

  • FAMILY

  • Those left to carry Alvin’s memory on is his wife of 57 years, Betty; sister Kay Clapp Bowman and her husband John; cousins, Bonnie Hancock, Dixie Stanford, Sheryl Broaddus; brother-in-law Cledis Weatherford and his wife Patsy, and their extended family.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 20, 2019
REMEMBERING

Alvin B Clapp

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Melvin Bernshausen

April 19, 2019

Mrs. Clapp,

First I would like to offer my sincere condolences for the loss of your husband. I sold you and your husband a new air conditioner about 10 years ago now. Though I don’t work for that company anymore I will always remember the both of you and enjoyed every time that I came to your to your house. To me each time was more than a business transaction to me. I felt you were close friends. I enjoyed speaking with your husband on many subjects including his tractor. And I’ll never forget him riding around the yard on his moped.

My condolences,

Melvin Bernshausen

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Biography

Alvin grew up in the Hearne area and graduated from Hearne High School in 1953. After graduating, he helped his parents run the local Flower Shop. In 1958, his country came calling, so Alvin enlisted into the United State Army, and was stationed in Germany during the same time as Elvis. When Alvin was honorably discharged from the service, he moved to Lake Jackson, Texas to work for the Dow Chemical Company. With Dow, he was honored to be a part of the Mag Tech and Warehousing Department. Alvin retired after 30 years of employment and turned his attention to enjoying his pleasures.

He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Clute. He loved to travel with his beautiful bride, Betty, all over the US and Mexico, but really enjoyed just staying at home. Alvin took great pride in his yard, always making sure it look the best. He never saw a tractor or moped that he did not like to tinker with. Any sport on TV got an extra viewer when Alvin got to watch, and when he was not watching a game, he was an avid western novel reader.