Jean Fox Clippard

June 29, 1927December 27, 2013

Jean Fox Clippard- died December 27, 2013. Born June 29, 1927 to Mildred Cress and Edward Benedict Fox. Preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, General Bernard Cole “Buster” Clippard and by her brothers Edward Cress Fox of Santa Barbara, CA , Dr. David Benedict Fox of Memphis and Nashville, and Edward Benedict Fox, Jr., of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She is survived by her three sons, Bernard “Scooter”, Jr. (Fran), Richard Fox (Norma) both of Nashville and Van Cress (Ann) of Greensboro, NC; grandchildren, Kathryn McClelland (Collin) of St. Louis, MO, Mary Brette, Candace, Elizabeth “Lizzy”, Van Cress, Jr., Richard Cole and Nancy Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Pierce and Liam McClelland. After graduating from high school in Memphis she attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She and Buster married July 19, 1947 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Memphis then moved to Jackson, TN where he was in the automobile business While in Jackson she became woman’s editor of the Jackson Sun and while raising her sons, loving their activities and enjoying tennis and bridge as her past times. In 1963 the family moved to Maryville, TN, he in the cement business and she the Woman’s editor of the Maryville Alcoa Daily Times, winning the highest award in the state for style and substance. The family spent time discovering the Smoky Mountains, camping, and hiking. Her husband was transferred to Nashville in 1970 to become division manager of Marquette Cement Company. The family joined St. George’s Episcopal Church. Mrs. Clippard served in numerous volunteer roles including being elected to the vestry . She also volunteered time at St. Luke’s Community Center. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 4th, 2014 at St. George’s Episcopal Church with The Rev. Dr. Leigh Spruill officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Living and Learning, 1979 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN 37064, St. Luke’s Community Center, 5601 New York Ave., Nashville, TN 37209, or St. Georges Episcopal Church, 4715 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205.


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January 6, 2014

Richard, I was so very saddened to hear the news of your Mom's passing. She was such a beautiful, gracious lady, who was loved so dearly by all of you. I am thankful for the times I met her and enjoyed her sweet company. May God give you strength during this time. Gale and Chris Wright (Memphis Tennessee)

January 4, 2014

Loved your mother

Hank Davis -Adelaide's son

Courtney Mitchell

January 2, 2014

Richard, My deepest sorrow and condolences to you and your family. I remember your speaking with utmost respect and love about your mother. I know she will be sorely missed by all those who know and love her. May God hold you all in the palm of His great and comforting hands and grant you peace at this most difficult season.


January 2, 2014

My deepest sorrow goes out to the family. May you all draw close to God for comfort during this difficult time. James 4:8

Rita and Mark Doyne

January 1, 2014

Thinking of you all. Jean was a special neighbor, a special lady, and a special friend for many, many years.

Elke Frace'-Easton

December 31, 2013

Jean has been a friend and a rock to me for almost 30 years, she always had time for advise and kind words to comfort through tough times. My visits to Nashville will not be the same without her.

December 31, 2013

She was a great fiend to me and my parents for many years. I am truly sorry for your loss. Frank Atchison

Berry Brooks

December 31, 2013

A wonderful lady, neighbor, and Mother. My condolences to you Richard, Scooter, and Van.

Charlie & Debi Robin

December 31, 2013

Enjoyed all the years she sat behind us at the Titans game. Our condolences

Susan Hitch

December 31, 2013

To all the Clippard family~ I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. She was such a very fine lady and raised three terrific sons. I think of you a lot. Love to all of you.