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Billy Joe ‘Bill’ Clawson, age 65, of Butler, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was born on March 28, 1948 to the late McKinley and Maude Dillinger Clawson. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his late wife, Rebecca Montine Clawson; sisters: Wanda Clawson, Mollie Whaley and Ann Gentry and brothers Homer Clawson and Paul Clawson.
Bill was a United States Army Veteran having honorably served during Vietnam. He was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church.
Bill loved being outdoors working or fishing. He was an accomplished carpenter and had built many homes in Tennessee and North Carolina.
Bill is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Catrina and Steve Poole; sons and daughters-in-law: Teddy Joe and Angie Clawson, Phillip Clawson, who is currently serving in the United States Navy, and wife Christine and Jason Clawson, who is currently serving in the United States Army; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Terry Dugger; brothers and sisters-in-law: Roscoe ‘Ross’ and Sandy Clawson, Delbert Clawson and Beryl and Geneva Clawson; grandchildren: Tosha Poole, Tristan Clawson, Cameron Clawson, Alex Clawson, Michael Clawson, Mason Clawson and Axel Clawson; special friend, Betty Banner and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Pastor Ray Greene and Pastor Terry Dugger officiating. Music was provided by Bill’s children and the Willow Valley Baptist Church Choir and Sugar Grove Baptist Church Choir.
The family received friends from 6-7:00 prior to the service at the funeral home.
Graveside service and interment with Military Honors will be conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from the Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill’s best friend, George White, Johnny Clawson, Jerry Clawson, Kenny Clawson, Calvin Clawson, Richard Clawson and Tristan Clawson. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Cable and Ray Stout.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of Bill’s brother, Ross and Sandy Clawson, McKinley Clawson Road, Butler, TN.
The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation to Bill’s brother and sister-in-law, Ross and Sandy Clawson for all of their kindness, love and dedication in taking care of Bill.
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The family of Billy Joe ‘Bill’ Clawson has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.