OBITUARY

Edwin W. Clapp

January 18, 1926August 30, 2013

Mr. Edwin W. Clapp age 87 of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on August 30th. He was born in Atlanta in January 1926, to Edwin M. and Viola Clapp. He was a lifelong Atlanta resident. He was preceded in death by his second wife Patricia Bannister of Texas and his sister Miss Alice Elizabeth Clapp of Atlanta. He is survived by his son Norman E. Clapp and wife Geri of Alpahretta, Ga, Daughters Ellen Miller and husband Happy of Port St. Lucie, Fl., Allison Morris and husband Jerry of Cumming, Ga. and Betsy Orrie and husband Alan of Cumming, Ga. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Mr. Clapp enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the residential real estate industry in Atlanta. He joined Mrs. Harry Norman and Associates Realtors as vice president and broker of their first branch office, in Dunwoody in 1967 and retiring in 1992. He was instrumental in promoting Harry Norman Realtors to the forefront of the Atlanta residential real estate market. Mr. Clapp served on the Board of Governors for the Ga. Realtors Institute from 1976-81 and also served as dean of the Georgia Realtor’s Institute in 1979- 80. Mr. Clapp graduated from Boys High in Atlanta in 1944. Served in the Army Air Corp during the latter part of WWII. After returning from the service, he attended The Babson Institute in Massachusetts where he received a B. A. in Business Administration in 1949. After graduating, Mr. Clapp worked in sales with several large companies before entering the residential real estate industry in 1959. He was a charter member of the Dunwoody Rotary Club where he was involved for over 30 years. Ed, always the optimist had a wonderful sense of humor and appreciated a good joke. He loved college football and was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan as well as an Atlanta Braves fan. He rarely missed watching an Atlanta Braves game. For years he lived on Lake Lanier where he enjoyed boating, gardening and spending time with his family. In lieu of flowers, the family ask donations be made to “The Empty Stocking Fund or Angels Among Us. Memorial service will be held at Roswell Funeral Home on Wed Sept 4th at 3:00.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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Edwin W. Clapp

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Wyndy Amerson

September 17, 2013

So sorry for the loss of your wonderful father.

September 11, 2013

My heart goes out to all of you, Norman, Ellen, Allison and Betsy, for the loss of your father. Your parents were both like second parents to all of us, and we miss them. Susan White and the Shaw family.

September 5, 2013

Alison and family, We are thinking of you during this difficult time of saying goodbye. Both your parents were very special and are missed. 34 years ago they threw us the grandest engagement party EVER and have a special place in our hearts. Take care, Debbie & Matt Steinmann

Lewis Glenn

September 3, 2013

Allison, I just heard about your Dad and wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.He was one of the pioneers and visonaries that made Harry Norman, Realtors the great company that it is today. He was a vital leader in the residential real estate community who made a positive difference and left a great legacy. Lewis

Carolyn Cole

September 2, 2013

So sorry for you loss. I know you will always treasure your loving memories of your Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you, Aunt Carolyn.

Bob and Michele

September 2, 2013

Norm, Geri and Family
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy's to all. RIP, Ed.

September 1, 2013

Norm, Geri and family - our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate Ed's life. Knowing Ed's loved for dogs, on behalf of on Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, we will apply all donations in Ed's honor to save a life. Rest in Peace Ed - you will be missed by so many

Bob Vickery

September 1, 2013

Norm, Debbie and I express our sincere sadness at the passing of your dad. I always enjoyed catching up with "Mr. Ed" at the annual Clapp Christmas gathering. I know you will miss him. He was a good guy that led a good life. Bob and Debbie

Peggy Black

September 1, 2013

Allison, Betsy and Family,

You are in my thoughts and prayers, as you celebrate a life well lived. May your hearts be filled with joyful memories. In loving memory of a wonderful person.

September 1, 2013

Allison, Betsy and Family,

You are in my thoughts and prayers as you celebrate a life well lived. May your hearts be filled with joyful memories.
In loving memory of a wonderful person.

Peggy Black