William Newton Clinkscales, Jr.

June 29, 1937 - July 27, 2009
William Newton Clinkscales, Jr.

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William Newton Clinkscales, Jr., born June 29, 1937, left his earthly home for his Heavenly home on July 27, 2009. He was the son of the late William Newton Clinkscales, Sr., and Olethia Robitzsch Clinkscales.

Born in Anderson County, SC, he graduated from Honea Path High School and attended Anderson College.

After school, he served in the Army National Guard and then enlisted in the Navy where he served on the US Horace during the Korean War.

He later owned and operated Clinkscales Used Cars and Body Shop in Belton, SC. He also served as a State Representative for the state of South Carolina.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Collins Clinkscales of Hendersonville; his son, William Newton Clinkscales III, and his wife, Sheila; a grandson, William Newton Clinkscales IV; a granddaughter, Britney Clinkscales, all of Meadville, MS; one brother, Martin Leftwich Clinkscales and wife, Doris, of Belton, SC; three sisters, Billie Robitzsch Clinkscales of Belton, SC, Selma Jacquelin Foster of Anderson, SC, and Julia Ann DeVore and husband, Joe, of Aiken, SC; one sister-in-law, Ann Heatherly of Hendersonville; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Tracy Grove Baptist Church, of which he was a member. Reverend James Maybin will officiate. Burial with Military Honors conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14, will follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends in the church fellowship hall following the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tracy Grove Baptist Church, 984 Tracy Grove Rd., Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Thursday, July 30, 2009
12:00 AM

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Flat Rock, NC 28731

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  • July 29, 2009
    Jason and Sherida Buchanan says:
    Bill will be very missed in the neighborhood. He was a good man.

  • July 30, 2009
    Elaine Staton says:
    Dear Carolyn Sorry about Bill. I guess he and Stanley are up there talking about us and the neighborhood, probably that it is not as good without them and Mrs.Crowder. I am praying for you for peace and comfort and strength. We will both be OK because we know that we will see them again . Love Elaine

  • July 31, 2009
    Dana Jackson says:
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.