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Lemoyne Clapp

October 6, 1938November 5, 2017
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Lemoyne Houck Clapp, age 79, lifelong resident of South Knoxville passed away November 5, 2017. Lemoyne was a 1956 graduate of South High School. She was a member of South Knoxville Baptist Church and attended Sevier Heights Baptist Church where she taught Bible School for many years. Lemoyne was as spirited as she was loving, and as beautiful as she was loquacious. She not only spoiled her own children and grandchildren, she spoiled everyone she cared about. If you stopped by her home, you were showered with warm conversation, hugs and tremendous amounts of food. Pounds of it! You simply did not leave her house with an empty stomach. Lemoyne was also historically beautiful and happily reminded her children, husband, and friends about that fact many times daily. Lemoyne was also wildly protective of her family and friends. Heaven help you if you crossed anyone she loved. Although slight in frame she had the temper of a Miura bull, and as the left jaws of many South Knoxville hoodlums can attest she had a straight right hand that rivaled Thomas Hearns’. Preceded in death by parents, John and Nora (Billie) Houck; sister-in-law, Marjorie Clapp; brother-in-law, Bob Wade; father and mother-in-law, John and Sarah Clapp. Lemoyne is survived by her husband of 61 years, Phil Clapp; daughters, Lynne and husband, Ronnie Draughon, Krisden and husband, Danny Parrott; son, PJ and wife, Naomi Clapp; grandchildren, Dusty, Krisden and Ronnie Draughon, Brandon Parrott, Madison, Rocko, and Arlo Clapp; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Devyn Draughon, Londyn Crawford; sister, Phyllis Wade; half-brother, Johnny Houck; brother-in-law, Dr. Johnny Clapp and wife Betty; niece, Rhonda Whitt; nephews, Robbie, Roger and Richie Wade. The family will receive friends 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway. A celebration of life service will be held at 7:00 pm with Rev. Don Wilson and Linda Tipton officiating. The family will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery, Thursday, November 9, 2017 for a 10:00 am graveside service.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, November 9, 2017

Memories

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Robbie Hicks

December 22, 2017

Phil Im so sorry I do not take the paper and just saw this about Mrs Clapp passing . I m sorry if I would have known I would have come to the service. Me and Dad love you both and it meant so much to me talking to both of you at your home after Dad died . You were both so kind . You and Dad had a lot of good times together and I know we will all one day have more of them when the time is right . I Love you my friend and tried to call but could not get threw will try again later .

Anne McNeely-Bartley

November 11, 2017

Aunt Margie loved her, as well as my mother, Jane McNeely. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Tracy Reed DeWitt

November 10, 2017

Kristen and PJ,

I have fond memories of your mom and family. Mrs Clapp was so fun to be with at Chapman pool and she always brought great snacks. I remember her as a very vibrant, sweet lady who loved her children. I'm sorry for your loss.

Pat Edmonds-Welch

November 10, 2017

Lynne, words cannot express the sadness I feel for you and your family. LeMoyne was one of those remarkable people that you feel lucky to have known. My deepest, heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I love you.

Jason Legg

November 10, 2017

Phil and PJ,
I am sorry to hear of Lemoyne's passing and sorry I could not attend the services. She was a great lady and she was always so kind to all of PJ's friends. My condolences to your entire family.

Annda johnson

November 9, 2017

sorry for your families lose. she was a very lovely lady will miss her greatly have been fixing food for your mom and dad for 17 years as patrons of the roundup won't be the same without her there

Janie Richards

November 9, 2017

Phil, Lynne, Ronnie, Krisden, Danny, PJ, Naomi, Phyllis and family. I am extremely heartbroken about your loved one and my dear friend. I first met Lemoyne in 1982 and I knew immediately that we would be friends for a very long time. She was one of a kind. We had a lot of good times together and she loved talking to me about her grandchildren and kids, who by the way, are all perfect. We will never forget her and she will remain in our hearts forever. God bless you all during this very sad and difficult time. May God put peace and comfort in your hearts. I love you all. Heaven definitely gained a feisty and Sassy beautiful angel. My sincere condolences to all. With love,

Nancy & Dave-O O'Brien

November 9, 2017

P.J., and family,
We're so very sorry to hear of Lemoyne's death. She was such a special lady. We have so many fond memories of her and your whole family. Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers.
Much love,

Vickie Pintos

November 9, 2017

Lemoyne was a sweet and wonderful woman, a one of a kind and I am thankful for the privilege of getting to know her. I will miss you so much but I know you are in heaven now looking down on all your family and friends . Love and prayers for all of them..

Danny & Karen Roberts

November 9, 2017

Mrs. Moyne touched our life at South-Young High School in school with Krisden and PJ and through Sevier Heights Baptist Church Daycare several years ago. She was such a loving and kind woman. We are blessed to have known her in this life. Heaven gained a wonderful Angel. May precious memories sustain you in the days and weeks ahead.

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