Rev. James Leroy Clawson(1938 - 2013)

Rev. James Leroy Clawson February 9, 1938 - January 24, 2013 Leroy was born on 2/9/1938 in El Monte, California to Anne and Otis Clawson. He went to be with the Lord on January 24, 2013 in Wofford Heights, California. Preceded in death by his Father: Otis, Mother: Anne, Son: Steven, Sister: Mary Ann, Brothers: Bennie, Mac, Red, David, and Jimmy. Leroy is survived by his wife of 35 years Penny, Sisters: Ginger (Sister), Shirley (Squeaky), Sharon, and Wanda. Children: Daughters: Kathy and husband Curt Avis and Patty and husband Marty Brooks, Sons: Rodney and wife Melaine Clawson and David Clawson. 16 Grandchildren and 28 Great Grandchildren. Leroy worked in the cotton fields and the tater patches of Bakersfield, and later started to work in the oilfields around Bakersfield. Leroy loved the Lord and was called to Pastor with his wife Penny and they stated a church called the Fountain of Christ Church in Lake Isabella In 2002. He Loved to share the Lord with all that he met. Boy could he tell some stories about family & friends and the good old days. He loved to go fishing then go home and work for a week on the boat for the next trip. He always said DO NOT FISH ON SUNDAY!!!!!!!!. Special Thanks to the Staff at Optimal Hospice, Rob & Betty of Lake Isabella Cremation & Funeral Society, Dr. Alam and Staff, and Our Church Family, and Kern Valley Lighthouse Church. Services will be February 7, 2013 at 12.00 PM. Kern Valley Lighthouse Church 3730 Wagon Wheel Dr. Lake Isabella California. www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 31, 2013