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George R. Clapsaddle

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George R. Clapsaddle, 88, of East Liberty, peacefully went to his Heavenly home from his earthly home at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born at home in North Greenfield on Nov. 26, 1924, to the late Roy and Lula Arthur Clapsaddle. He also was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Imogene Clapsaddle; and brothers-in-law, Jay Ricketts and Bill Comer.

On Feb. 2, 1946, he was married to the love of his life, the former Treva Comer, by the Rev. Walter Friend in the East Liberty Church of Christ.

She survives, along with their beloved children, Paul (Junis) Clapsaddle of Marysville, Dale (Lynne) Clapsaddle of Zanesfield and Carolyn (Harvey) Grimes of East Liberty; loving grandchildren, Tammy (Andy) Dosch of Dublin, Chris (Amy) Clapsaddle, Josh (Heather) Clapsaddle and Jaymie LeVan, all of Zanesfield, Teresa (Jeff) Robson of The Woodlands, Texas, Julianna (Neil) Niemi of Marysville, Todd Clapsaddle of West Liberty, and Alonna (Bill) Watkins and Valorie (Luke) Jolliff, both of East Liberty; great-grandchildren, Raiph LeVan, Melanie Watkins, Sailor LeVan, Brennan Robson, Grayson Niemi, Sidney Dosch, Morgan Robson, Madison Watkins, Maximum Clapsaddle, Everett Clapsaddle, Kaylor Niemi, Bode Clapsaddle, McKale Watkins, Kayley Dosch, Dalton Clapsaddle, Kiera Clapsaddle, Lane Jolliff, Kalla and Harmen Niemi, and Marley Watkins; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Ricketts and Sandy (Jim) Godwin; brother-in-law, Paul Comer; several nephews; and one niece.

A 1942 graduate of East Liberty High School, he had been a volunteer fireman, and a member of the Logan Hills School Board of Education and Logan County Children’s Services Board. He also was on the Perry Township Zoning Board, was a member of Farm Bureau Council, the Antique Tractor Association and Fan Club.

He was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church. Over the years, he served in various positions in his church, including Sunday School teacher and superintendent, song director, deacon and elder.

His occupations reflected his many loves. He was a farmer, then worked at C.H. Goff Lumber Company, was a Hopewell Dairy route salesman, co-owner of Clapsaddle Brothers Building Contractors, manager of PK and Logan County Lumber Companies, a Nationwide Insurance agent, and retired in 1990 from Transportation Research Center.

He enjoyed traveling and camping, but his passion in life was music. He enjoyed writing music and will especially be remembered for his singing, yodeling and guitar playing.

A hard worker, he was a talented carpenter, metal worker and a jack-of-all trades. He especially enjoyed designing and working on projects for his family and friends and was never content unless he had a project going on.

Most of all he loved people and was an example of a Godly man.

Pastor Jeffory Willetts officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, Bellefontaine, where calling is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and an hour prior to the service Saturday. Burial is in Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty.

Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice of Marysville, 779 London Ave., Marysville 43040; East Liberty Church of Christ, 9504 Foundry Road, East Liberty 43319; and Calvary Baptist Church, 1140 Rush Ave., Bellefontaine 43311.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com

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