Burton Claypoole

MANSFIELD: Burton R. Claypoole went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, September 2, 2015 in Liberty Nursing Center in Mansfield surrounded by his family. He was 92.

He was born May 16, 1923 in Newville, West Virginia to parents Jesse and Dulcia M. (Morrison) Claypool. Burton proudly served his country by joining the US Army in 1943 during WWII.

Burton worked for Richland County, where he worked for 30 years until retiring in 1988. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the American Legion Post # 535 of Bellville.

In spare time, he took pleasure in playing the guitar, hunting, and watching NASCAR racing. But above all, Burton cherished spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his children Linda (Kenneth) Doty, Burton B. (Beverly) Claypoole, and JoAnn Rhodehouse; grandchildren Scott (Jamie) Doty, Chris (Jennifer Caudill) Doty, Dustin (Leigh Ann Miller) Claypoole, and Becky Rhodehouse; great grandchildren Kirsten, William, Emma and Abigail Doty; brother Leonard (Betty) Claypool and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Burton was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years Norma Jean Goss Claypoole; siblings Gladys Tasker, Mary Jane McCauley, Burnell Claypoole, Peggy June Shifflet, and son-in-law Jesse Gail Rhodehouse.

His family will receive friends 10-11 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2015 in the Bellville Butler Snyder Funeral Home followed by a service at 11 a.m. Bishop Talaga will officiate and burial will be held in Bellville Cemetery. Military honors at the cemetery will be performed by American Legion Post # 535 of Bellville.

Contributions in his memory to the Activities Program at Liberty Nursing Home or Harbor Light Hospice may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Burton’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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