05/07/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Clarence Clodfelter, Sr.

Clarence L. Clodfelter, Sr.
(7 Aug 1908 - 4 May 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.  Clarence Clodfelter, father of  Clarence L. Clodfelter Jr.,  Anne Clodfelter Tucker (Hampton HS - '58), and Jean Clodfelter Gulick, passed away in Hampton on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at the age of 99.  For many years he was the owner of operator of Kecoughtan Pharmacy and Brentwood Pharmacy.


From the Daily Press - 05/07/08:

          Clarence L. Clodfelter, Sr.
 
 
  HAMPTON - Clarence L. Clodfelter, Sr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 4, 2008, at Sentara Rehabilitation Center. He was 99.

Born in Thomasville, N.C., on Aug. 7, 1908, he had been a resident of Hampton since 1942.

Clarence was a faithful husband to his wife, Virginia, both of whom enjoyed their last years at the Devonshire and he was a dedicated husband to Virginia in her last few years of declining health. He loved life and being with his friends and family. He had an endless repository of jokes and was the 'life of the party' at the Devonshire.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 74 years, Virginia; a daughter, Katherine Frances; and five brothers and sisters.

Clarence L. Clodfelter, Sr.
 
 

He is survived by a sister, Estella Cranford. He leaves to cherish his memory, three children, Clarence L. Clodfelter Jr. and wife, Polly, Anne C. Tucker and husband, Roy, and Jean Gulick and husband, Jim. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Michael Roy Tucker and wife, Sandra, James Lee Tucker, Pam C. Youngblood and husband, Pat, Paula C. Mobley and husband, Richard, Clarence Lee Clodfelter III and wife, Marcie, David Gulick and wife, Melinda, Virginia B. Rogers and husband, James, and Daniel S. Gulick and wife, Laura; and 15 great-grandchildren, Matthew and Alex Tucker, Mason, Benjamin and Brian Youngblood, Stephen and Katherine Mobley, Jonathan and Lauren Gulick, Kayla, Nathan, Justin and Lindsey Rogers, and Owen and Jackson Gulick.

Clarence, or 'Doc' as he was affectionately known, graduated from the Pharmacy School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the spring of 1931. He had always been a loyal North Carolina fan.

Mr. Clodfelter moved to Hampton in the winter of 1943. He became the manager of Whelan's Drug Store on Washington Avenue in Newport News. He managed Whelan's until 1945 when he purchased the W.T. Sale Pharmacy on Kecoughtan Road. He operated it as Kecoughtan Pharmacy until 1969. He opened Brentwood Pharmacy, Nov. 10, 1960, and operated his pharmacy until 1980, when it was sold to his son.

He was a faithful member of Chestnut Avenue Memorial Methodist Church for 65 years and was a member of the Judge Smith Bible Class. One of his proudest accomplishments was that he read the whole Bible in the past several years. He lived in the Wythe area of Hampton and became active in the Wythe Civic Club, serving in several capacities, as president for three years.

He became a Master Mason, Sept. 10, 1946, joining the Bremond Lodge of Newport News and had been a Mason for over 50 years. He was also a member of Knights Templar, St. John Chapter #57, the Commandery, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and Khedive Shrine for over 50 years. He was a member of the Sons of the Confederacy, Magruder-Ewell Company #99 and the Hampton Mercury Lions Club for many years and was a Melvin Jones Fellow.

He was most proud of his many positions in the Peninsula Pharmacy Association and was president from 1951-1952. He was also secretary of the Virginia Pharmacy Association during 1951-1952.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Leo Bowers and the staff of the Sentara Rehabilitation Center for their help and care of our father during his last few days. We especially wish to thank the staff of the Devonshire for their attentiveness and care towards our dad in the eight years he resided there. From Judy Cunningham, Mary Heath and all the smiling faces that helped care for his needs, we cannot thank you enough. Your care and concern provided security for him and a peace of mind for us. Many, many thanks.

His family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Larry J. Edmonds.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1024 Harpersville Road, Newport News, VA 23601, or Charity Fund of the Hampton Mercury Lions Club, 615-B Regional Drive, Hampton, VA 23661.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on 5/7/2008.
Guest Book

 

 
I'M SO SADDENED TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF MR. CLODFELTER, YET HAPPY FOR HIS PRESENCE WITH GOD. ...HE , HIS SON, AND MABEL MORE OR LESS RAISED ME IN BRENTWOOD PHARMACY, WHEN CANDY BARS WERE 15 CENTS, AND SODAS WERE "JERKED" FRESH.....MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL WHO LOVED HIM....
DAVID ARMSTRONG (GLOUCESTER POINT, VA) - May 7, 2008
Contact me
 
I'M SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER. HE WAS A FINE GENTLEMAN. I AM IN TEXAS AND I WILL REMEMBER HIM ALWAYS. TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER.
SUE GARRIS (WILLIS, TX) - May 7, 2008
Contact me
 
I was born and raised in Wythe and remember going to the soda fountain and having prescriptions filled at the Kecoughtan Pharmacy. Doc. Clodfelter supplied me not only with medicines but with cherished childhood memories of simpler times.
May he rest in peace and may your family be comforted.
Chris Alexander (Gloucester Point, VA) - May 7, 2008
 
 
Amos Spady (Newport News, VA) - May 7, 2008
 
 
to the Clodfelter family,
It is with deepest sympathy and sadness that we heard of your father's passing. If there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to ask.
Sincerely,
Mary Heath and the Devonshire staff.
Mary Heath (Newport News, VA) - May 7, 2008
 
 
Our sympathy goes out to "Doc's" family. He was a wonderful, compassionate man. I have so many wonderful memories of Brentwood Pharmacy. I was one of the "regular" teens in the early '60s that made it an almost daily habit to visit the soda shop for grilled honeybuns! "Doc" was missed when he retired but Clarence was there to carry on his dad's great kindness.
Lynda Layne Carter (Clifton Forge, VA) - May 7, 2008
Contact me
 

 
 
 
 

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire Clodfelter family at this time.


This information is also posted here:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/SITE-MAP.html

     http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/old-stomping.html

          http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/OOSG-H-M.html

               http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/kecoughtan-pharmacy.html


    From Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN - 05/08/08 - "Clodfelters":

Dear Carol,

I went to Westhampton College with Ann Clodfelter and was good friends with her. Ann was a graduate of Hampton High School, Class of 1958, I think. If you were searching, NNHS graduates, that might have been why you could not find the Clodfelter children.

Hope this helps.

Aretie Gallins Patterson

   Ohhhh, well, thank you, Aretie. It solves one mystery, but raises another, as both       Eleanor (Buckley Nowitzky - '59 - of NC) and I remember the Clodfelter name quite vividly. I suppose it was because of Mr. Clodfelter himself, as we very definitely patronized Kecoughtan Pharmacy.


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

==============================================

NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat

==============================================

Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305
910-488-9408


Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".
 

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?


"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Masonic Emblem courtesy of http://www.mindspring.com/~safetyplay/qual.htm - 06/15/07

Knights Templar Logo courtesy of http://alandpeters.tripod.com/knightstemplarera1188to1312/id6.html - 05/07/08

Knights Templar Commandery Logo courtesy of http://members.aol.com/brlodge/york.html - 05/07/08

Shriners Logo courtesy of http://www.gwmemorial.org/tours/1_Shrine.html - 02/06/08

Tall Cedars of Lebanon Logo courtesy of http://www.gmwp.org/tallcedars.html - 05/07/08

Sons of Confederacy Veterans Logo courtesy of http://www.scv674.org/ - 05/07/08

Lions International Logo courtesy of http://www.firmston.com/pwlions/fundraising.htm - 02/06/08

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2008

Return to NNHS Class of 1965