OBITUARY

Clyde Norris Clapp Jr.

March 6, 1920February 14, 2013
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Clyde Norris Clapp, Jr. of Madison Heights passed away peacefully Thursday, February 14, 2013. He was the husband of Anne Cash Clapp for 34 years.

Norris was born March 3, 1920 to the late Clyde and Irma Clapp. In addition to his parents, a brother, Fred Clapp, and 2 sisters, Ruth Jenkins and Mary Winter, preceded him in death. Norris grew up in the Guilford Battleground area of Greensboro, NC. He enlisted in the army and served in World War II with the 3rd Division, 30th Infantry. He made every invasion in the European Theater except D-Day and was awarded with a Silver Star and Purple Heart. After the war he returned home to pursue a career as a construction superintendent for Frazier Construction Company. Norris was a Master Mason and became a 32nd degree member of the Valley of Greensboro, Orient of North Carolina, Scottish rite. He was also a member of the Nobel Mystic Shrine of the Oasis Shriners, Charlotte, NC.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Helen Andrew of Greensboro, NC, his sons David (Gail) Clapp of Durham, NC and Clyde (Jane) Clapp III of Wilmington, stepchildren Tony (Carolyn) Jones of Amherst, VA, Debbie (Warren) Pence of Chapel Hill, NC, Steve Jones, of Lynchburg, VA and step granddaughter Tonya Jones of Monroe, VA.

A celebration of Norris’ life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 17 at Whitten’s Monelison Chapel 3966 S. Amherst Highway in Madison Heights. The Rev. Dr. Michael R. Fitzgerald will be officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Clifford Baptist Church, Clifford, VA.

Whitten Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Monelison Chapel, is assisting the family.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, February 17, 2013
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BARBARA BRADLEY

February 26, 2013

ANNE AND FAMILY,
SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. NORRIS, WHAT A WONDERFUL MAN. YOU ALL HAVE SUCH A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART.

BARBARA STEVENS

February 19, 2013

ANNIE MAE AND FAMILY,
YOU ARE ALLIN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. MAY GOD KEEP YOU ALL CLOSE TO HIS HEART AND HELP IN THE DAYS TO COME.
BARBARA AND HAZEL STEVENS
LARRY AND BETTY THOMAS
BRANDY AND LACI STRATTON

Jeff Carson

February 17, 2013

I bought my house in 2008 and Mom & I had Anne and Clyde over for our first Thanksgiving celebration. I'd already decorated for Christmas, but when Clyde climbed the steps to my front porch his cane broke a lighted bulb. He was SOO concerned and worried, until Mom told him that I had broken several putting them up (true). He was OK with that and everyone had a great time! We will miss you Clyde, but don't worry about Anne, as we have your back!! I will personally remind her to warm up her car before work...just like you always did! Rest in peace my friend.

vicky huff-burnette

February 17, 2013

anne,
i am so sorry for your loss. i have often thought of you two and will always remember his smiling face and how you would light up when he came in to howard johnson's. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all.

vicky huff-burnette

Rita Cothran

February 16, 2013

Anne,
Jeffrey told us about your loss. We are so sorry and want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Bill and Rita

Helen Clapp Mabe

February 16, 2013

Uncle Norris may you rest in peace as you join God's loving arms.

Hazel Parker

February 15, 2013

May you find peace in the knowledge that your loved one lives on and will love you forever. With Sympathy

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