James Oscar Clearwaters

July 10, 1923October 13, 2018

James Oscar Clearwaters, 95 of Mooresville, formerly of Fillmore, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

He was born July 10, 1923 in Greencastle, the son of Cola and Jessie Bernice (Buis) Clearwaters.

James was a truck driver with Refiners Freight and owned and operated Clearwaters Garden Shop with his wife, Reba for several years. He was a member of the American Legion and the Teamsters Union.

He is survived by his children, Jerry (wife, Linda) Clearwaters and Cindy Whitley; a sister, Betty Cooper; grandchildren, Mitzi Whitley and Faith (husband, Richard) Coe; and a great grandson, Deven Coe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba (Nelson) Clearwaters; son, Mark Clearwaters, and grandson, Mike Ewbanks.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will follow at the Little Walnut Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am on Saturday until time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory to the American Heart Association.

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  • American Heart Association


  • Visitation Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 20, 2018

James Oscar Clearwaters

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Terry Pehan

October 17, 2018

Hi Jerry........I recently learned of your dad's passing and just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you and and hope you and your family are doing as well as you can . I don't remember if I ever met your dad, but seeing his military photo makes me think I did at your "market". Regardless, he raised a good son and I know you will miss him. Take care my friend...........SLOW HAND SALUTE ! Terry Pehan

Jennifer Clark Stephens

October 16, 2018


I am sorry for your loss. I never had an opportunity to meet your Dad, but my dad, L. J. Clark, had a high regard for him and spoke fondly of him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hope you and Linda are well.

Jenny (Mrs. Gary) Stephens
Kissimmee, Florida