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.
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