Mr. Lawyer Clinkscales Sr.

January 23, 1926June 8, 2019

Lawyer Clinkscales was born January 19, 1925 in Anderson, South Carolina to Bud Lee Clinkscales and Levonia Norris. He served in the United States Armed Forces and was stationed in Korea, Okinawa, Japan and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He served 15 years and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1957. He resided in Lawton, Oklahoma where he worked for the Officer’s Club as a chef then he went to work for Wade’s and Cattleman Cafeteria. He later moved to Dallas, TX and was employed by Donovan Galvani, Record’s Barbecue, and Walgreen’s. He was a member of Concord Church.

Lawyer Clinkscales married Doris Ann (Walls) Clinkscales on September 7, 1947. To this union, they were blessed with 4 children: Judy (Steven) Hooker, Dunkirk, MD; Lawyer (Linda) Clinkscales, Jr. Lawton, OK; Barbara Ann Clinkscales, Dallas, TX; Terry (Eva) Clinkscales, Ft. Worth, TX. 7 grandchildren: Michael (Kalani) Hooker, Mesquite, TX; Antoine and Annissa Clinkscales, Dallas, TX; Quantrina (Kedric) Walls, Midlothian, TX; Isaiah Clinkscales, Dallas, TX, Brandi Hooker, Upper Marlboro, MD; Zeneta Randle, Ft. Worth, TX. 7 great-grandchildren: Minaka Chanel, Mica Shayla, and MaKayla Hooker, Mesquite, TX; Deriyan and Cedric Whitaker, Jr., Dallas, TX; Zayvian Randle, Ft. Worth, TX; Brandon Hooker, Dunkirk, MD and 1 great-great-grandson: Cayson Jordan, Dallas, TX. He is survived by 3 brothers: Jim Clinkscales, Anderson, SC; Mark Clinkscales, Anderson, SC; Paul Clinkscales, Greenville, SC; 4 sisters Levonia “Sene”Corial, Atlanta, GA; Minnie Lyles, Greenville, SC; Ruby Dilligard, Boston, MA; Bessie Dunbar, Boston MA; and a host of nieces and nephews in Anderson, SC. He is preceded in death by his parents and beloved wife of 65 years, Doris Ann Clinkscales, and 17 brothers and sisters.


  • Visitation & Wake Service Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Homegoing Celebration Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, June 15, 2019


Mr. Lawyer Clinkscales Sr.

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Renita Alexander

June 16, 2019

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.
I am so sorry for your loss.

Don Huffman

June 15, 2019

So appreciative of the long Army service of Sgt Lawyer Clinkscales for our great country. Prayers go up to the Lord go Heaven for comfort for his family and many friends for their loss, and for having a special place in heaven for Lawyer..
D huffmsn , Army vet, PGR member..

Margaret Dunkle

June 14, 2019

With condolences to the family on this great loss.

Delores Jones

June 14, 2019

To the family, remembering you in thought and prayer. In these days nights of sorrow, God in there with you. I pray the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ will keep you. With much love.

Cassandra Okwumabua

June 14, 2019

I was saddened to hear of your loss. I send my deepest sympathy at this time of sadness and wishing you and your family strength and peace in the coming days.

Kimyatta Sanders

June 13, 2019

I am sending the deepest prayers to warm the hearts of those I call family.

May you be carried and healed by the Powers of the Most High God.

You have all my love.
-Kimyatta Sanders

Brandy Chandler

June 12, 2019

Yes I am here n your time and need,He was an is my pepaw I might not have been here n his last days but this man an mamaw showed us an taught us a lot u will be truly missed RIH,I love u an family,I know the pain..... love always Brandy (mothershed)