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Olin Lee Claggett

September 5, 1964July 18, 2021
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Olin Lee Claggett, 56, of LaGrange, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021.

He was born to the late Jim and Martha Higgs Claggett on September 5, 1964 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Olin was a devoted companion, and a loving daddy and pawpaw.

Olin graduated from Portland Christian School in 1982. He was exceptionally athletic. He enjoyed basketball, baseball, tennis, and bowling.

He worked hard his entire life. Olin had an eye for detail and strived for perfection. He was a jack of all trades and found his niche in the replacement window business. He started in the replacement window business at Primax and worked for a number of replacement window companies over the years, most recently as a Project Manager for Renewal by Andersen for the last 16 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son; Levi McCandless.

Left to cherish the memory of Olin are his fiancé; Tina Cotten, children; Matt Claggett, Brooke Asher (Billy), Kim Elmore (Scott) and KC McCandless, daughter-in-law; Ashleigh McCandless, 13 grandchildren; Savanna, Journey, Keira, Andy, Aaliyah, Noah, Jonah, Isaiah, Lauren, Ella, Max, Lilly and Eva, siblings; Jim Claggett (Ann), Tom Claggett (Sandy) and Brenda Jones (Ed), fur babies; KittyCat Cotten and Minnie the Yorkshire, extended family and friends.

A celebration of life for Olin will be held at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home, 706 W Jefferson, LaGrange, KY on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 10am with burial to follow at Freedom Cemetery in Crawfordsville, IN around 3pm. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening from 4-8pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Olin's memory to the Lilly and Eva McCandless Educational Trust, c/o J. Michael Dalton at Fultz Maddox Dickens PLC 101 South Fifth Street, 27th Floor Louisville, KY 40202

Olin’s legacy told through scripture:

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. - 2 Corinthians 1:2-4 NLT

For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. - 2 Corinthians 4:6-9 NLT

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. - Philippians 4:13 NLT

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. - Colossians 3:23-24 NLT

...whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. - 1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT

You will enjoy the fruit of your labor. How joyful and prosperous you will be! - Psalm 128:2 NLT

And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor. - 2 Timothy 2:6 NLT

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith. - Galatians 6:9-10 NLT

Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have sound faith and be filled with love and patience. - Titus 2:2 NLT

In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely. And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. Teach the truth so that your teaching can’t be criticized... - Titus 2:6-8 NLT

Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. Don’t lord it over the people assigned to your care, but lead them by your own good example. And when the Great Shepherd appears, you will receive a crown of never-ending glory and honor. - 1 Peter 5:2-4 NLT

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. - John 15:13 NLT

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing. - 2 Timothy 4:7-8 NLT

...God set another time for entering his rest, and that time is today... “Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts.” ...there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. So let us do our best to enter that rest...- Hebrews 4:7-11 NLT

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. - Philippians 4:4-5 NLT


  • Lilly and Eva McCandless Educational Trust


  • Visitation

    Friday, July 23, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, July 24, 2021

  • Graveside Service and Burial

    Saturday, July 24, 2021


Olin Lee Claggett

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Cary Price

August 2, 2021

I just learned of Olin’s passing. We lost touch after high school. At Portland, Olin was always thoughtful, caring, courteous and notoriously absent when the rest of us found ways to get into trouble😊. Nice to see he raised a large and loving family during his time on this earth, I’m sure it gave him much joy. It’s obvious he will be missed by many. My heartfelt condolences to those he leaves behind. Cary Price, PCHS Class of 1982.

Bob Helfrich

July 23, 2021

Lee has been an enormous professional presence @ Renewal by Andersen for over 15 years. His window & door expertise was complimented by his calm demeanor, even on the most complicated of projects. Lee exuded a confidence that spread through his teammates & customers. He covered a lot of ground throughout Kentucky & Indiana, & had this tremendous capacity to handle a significant amount of responsibility. Our company, Heritage Installations, owes a debt of gratitude to Lee & his extended families. I personally will miss his camaraderie & kind spirit. God bless your soul, Lee, old friend.
Bob H.

Donna Claggett

July 23, 2021

Olin, I was blessed to have you in my life. In my heart there will always be a special place for you. We had 2 beautiful children together- Matthew & Brooke, 4 beautiful grandkids- Savanna, Journey, Keira & Andy. My heart goes out to them for such a loss. Your death was so sudden & such a shock. Also to Jim & Ann & their family, Tom & Sandy & the boys & Brenda & Ed. Rest in Peace.

Ashleigh McCandless

July 21, 2021

Zuulee and Dexter loved pawpaw as much as I did. Many times you could find them sleeping on his lap while he napped. Zuulee never wanted to leave to go home because she loved him so much. I will forever be grateful for the way he loved my fur babies.

Tim Helfrich

July 20, 2021

Lee was one of the most hard working and humble men I've ever been around. He had a better sense of humor than most would believe, a big heart, and a passion for quality. We will miss him dearly.