MADISON HEIGHTS, VA Clyde Norris Clapp, Jr. of Madison Heights passed away peacefully Thursday, February 14, 2013. He was the husband of Anne Cash Clapp for 34 years.
Norris was born March 3, 1920 to the late Clyde and Irma Clapp. In addition to his parents, a brother, Fred Clapp, and two sisters, Ruth Jenkins and Mary Winter, preceded him in death.
Norris grew up in the Guilford Battleground area of Greensboro, NC. He enlisted in the army and served in World War II with the 3rd Division, 30th Infantry. He made every invasion in the European Theater except D-Day and was awarded with a Silver Star and Purple Heart. After the war he returned home to pursue a career as a construction superintendent for Frazier Construction Company. Norris was a Master Mason and became a 32nd degree member of the Valley of Greensboro, Orient of North Carolina, Scottish rite. He was also a member of the Nobel Mystic Shrine of the Oasis Shriners, Charlotte, NC.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Helen Andrew of Greensboro, NC, his sons David (Gail) Clapp of Durham, NC and Clyde (Jane) Clapp III of Wilmington, stepchildren Tony (Carolyn) Jones of Amherst, VA, Debbie (Warren) Pence of Chapel Hill, NC, Steve Jones, of Lynchburg, VA and step granddaughter Tonya Jones of Monroe, VA.
A celebration of Norris' life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 17 at Whitten's Monelison Chapel 3966 S. Amherst Highway in Madison Heights. The Rev. Dr. Michael Fitzgerald will be officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Clifford Baptist Church, Clifford, VA.
Whitten Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Monelison Chapel, is assisting the family.
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