Richard Allen Clopton, 85, of Newberry, widower of Betty Lou Tucker Clopton, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on June 23, 1929, in Newberry, he was a son of the late William Pickney and Bessie Lee Fulmer Clopton. He was retired from Kendall Company – Oakland Plant, was a member of Queen's Memorial Presbyterian Church and was a former member of the S.C. National Guard.

Mr. Clopton is survived by a son, Timothy Alan Clopton; a granddaughter, Alisha Clopton and a great-grandson, David Hendrix.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Rosemont Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Queen's Memorial Presbyterian Church, 46 Queen's Loop Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Patrick Ricks, Andy Ricks, Charlie Carley, Jeremy Kingsmore, Dennis Kingsmore and Randy Gregory.

A memorial message may be written to the family by clicking the "Add Comment" link below.


#12 D Rachel Dickert 2015-05-29 22:45
I am in Dallas Texas, moved here a few months ago. I look at the Newberry Observer every now and then, and see that Mr. Richard had been taken to visit the lord, I am so sorry. he was a great man and always spoke to me any no matter where we ran into each other , if it was at walmart, McDonalds or the schools. We always talked about photography, and he always made me smile. Keep me positive about certain things in life. he will be remembered.
#11 Tara 2015-04-13 11:29
God promises to be close to the brokenhearted. PS 34:18. I hope you find comfort in God's promise of a resurrection & in the many wonderful memories you made & shared together. John 5:28,29. You have my condolences.
#10 Lloan 2015-04-12 13:15
Alisha and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of you grandpa. He will truly be missed.
#9 Cindy DaCosta 2015-04-09 20:30
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Clopton's passing. Prayers for the family. I did some sewing for him so didn't know him well but I always enjoyed talking to him. He will be missed.
#8 Chris 2015-04-06 07:58
I am truly sorry for your family's loss. Please take comfort in God's promise to soon "swallow up death forever" and to "wipe away the tears from all faces" (Isaiah 25:8)
#7 Ms Wicker & Ms Frick 2015-04-05 18:08
David, We are so sorry about your Papa. We know you loved him very much and he loved you very much. If there is anything we can do to help you, please let us know. We will see you at school. Take care David. We love you.
Miss Wicker and Ms. Frick
#6 paul hutchinson 2015-04-04 10:37
i am sorry to hear about Mr.Richard passing. i knew him from Queen Presbyterian Church,he was our church photographer where he took hundreds of photos over the years.he will be missed by all of us.
#5 Barry Traylor 2015-04-04 08:24
The Traylor brothers want to convey our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Your Dad was a good man and we all spent time with you and him that gave us fond memories of his kindness and compassion. Seeing him on the porch when I went to Mom's house , with a smile , a wave and conversation was always a blessing for me . He will be missed and Heaven is a better place today.
Barry Traylor
#4 Deborah Wix 2015-04-03 22:56
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Richard. It has been a pleasure knowing him. He was a very sweet and kind man. May God be with you.
#3 David Hendrix 2015-04-03 22:23
Papa you were a very dear friend to me, and you were truly my idol..You are Davy's Papa and his best and that little fella will truly truly miss you..We love you
#2 Vicki Hendrix 2015-04-03 21:54
So sorry to learn of Mr. Clopton's passing. I always enjoyed talking with him when he came in the bank. He was so full of life and really enjoyed people. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Vicki Hendrix
Bank of America (retired)
#1 Frances F. Traver 2015-04-03 18:38
Alisha and family, I am so sorry to hear of Richards passing. I had known Richard since we were teenagers, but had not seen him since Betty Lou passed away. All of you will be in my thoughts and Prayers
Frances Farmer Summers Traver

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