Charles W. Clanton, 81, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, in Skaggs Hospital, Branson.
He was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Red Bay, Ala., the son of E. Y.
and Myrtle (Alverson) Clanton. On March 6, 1948, he was united in marriage to Betty Inman, who preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 1997. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Katherine Clanton and a brother,
E. Y. Clanton, Jr.
survived by two sons, Sam Clanton and his wife, Peggy, of Overland Park, Kan., and John Clanton and his wife, Terry, of Marble Falls, Texas; one daughter, Karen Allen and her husband, Kevin, of Iraan, Texas; one brother, James Clanton, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.; two sisters, Anne Clanton of Flat Woods, Ky., and Flo Staggs, of Huntsville, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
He received his education in Russellville, Ala.. During World War II he served in the United States Army from Nov. 9, 1944, until Aug. 18, 1946. He spent most of his life in Texas, where he was in the furniture business, retiring in 1995. He was an accomplished guitarist and song writer. He moved to Shell Knob,
two years ago to make his home.
He was a member of Shell Knob First Baptist Church, where funeral services were held Tuesday, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Rev. Bob Gaddis will conducted the services. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, Kan.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory.
FOHN FUNERAL HOME
Shell Knob, Missouri