Clarence L. Kirkpatrick

Dec 13, 2012

1934 — 2012

WAYNESVILLE  — Clarence Lee Kirkpatrick, 78, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Maggie Valley Nursing Home & Rehabilitation.

A native of Haywood County, he was the son of the late James Robert and Estie Haynes Kirkpatrick.  He retired from Champion International with 35 years’ service and was a member of Fines Creek Memorial Baptist Church.  Clarence enjoyed bait fishing and camping at Little Creek in Madison County.

He is survived by a daughter, Vickie Taylor, and her husband, Ray, of Clyde; a son, Michael Kirkpatrick, of Clyde; two sisters, Peggy Hunter, and her husband, Phil, of White Oak, and Willa Mae Teague, of Fines Creek; two brothers, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and his wife, Dorothy, and Bruce Kirkpatrick, all of Waynesville; three grandchildren, Ashley Kirkpatrick, Jonathan and Autumn Taylor; one great-grandchild, Parker Trantham; several nieces and nephews; and two special little girls, Summer and Hannah.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Fines Creek Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Moore officiating.  Burial will follow at Fines Creek Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday evening at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

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