Visitation for Steve Clinkscales, 60, was held on Monday, February 24, 2014, at Miller Funeral Home with graveside service following at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Justin Holland officiating. Mr. Clinkscales passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Donna Clinkscales, of Oxford; one daughter, Natalie Clinkscales Wilson and her husband, Tim, of Oxford. Mr. Clinkscales also had two grandchildren, Ella and Stephen Wilson, who were his pride and joy. He was the son of Ernest and Ruby Clinkscales and the son-in-law of Betty McCury and the late Ernest McCurry. He had one brother, Gary Clinkscales and his wife, Mary. He also had two sisters, Joan Davis and her husband, Larry, and Jan Hawkins and her husband, Greg. He had a brother-in-law, Melvin McCurry and his wife, Regina and sister-in-law, Tricia Salter and her husband, Van. Mr. Clinkscales was born in Birmingham, on October 4, 1953. He graduated from Vincent High School in 1972 where he played basketball, baseball and football. He attended Jacksonville State University and played football for the JSU Gamecocks. He graduated from JSU in 1977 with a BS degree in Recreation and Administration with a minor in English. Mr. Clinkscales began a 35 year long career at Nabisco in 1977 where he worked until his early retirement in 2012 when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Mr. Clinkscales was a Christian husband, father, Paw-Paw, son, brother, uncle and friend. He was an avid fisherman and Auburn football fan. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Oxford. Mr. Clinkscales passed away at his home after a 2 year long battle with multiple myeloma. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the University of Arkansas Hospital as well as Alacare Hospice for the excellent medical care he received. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Oxford, 95 East Oak Street, Oxford, AL 36203 or the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Dr. Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607, in memory of Steve Clinkscales. www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com Miller Funeral Home & Crematory Oxford, AL (256) 831-4611 A Brown Service Authorized Funeral Home.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 25, 2014