Daniel E. Claypool, III (1939 - 2011)

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INDEPENDENCE - Daniel E. Claypool, III, died on Sunday, July 3, at his home in Independence, following a long illness.
He was born on Oct. 23, 1939, in Fergus Falls, Minn., the son of Daniel Edward and Goldie (Sorenson) Claypool, II. He graduated from Humbolt High School in St. Paul, Minn. On March 26, 1970, he and the former Phyllis Elaine Spece were married in Galena, Ill. She preceded him in death in 2005.
Mr. Claypool was a semi-truck driver for awhile, but mainly, he was a plumber. He never went anyplace without his tools. When not working, he could usually be found in his garage tinkering with something for a project. Mr. Claypool is survived by one daughter, Candice (Donald) Clontz and one son, Lee Claypool, both of Independence. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Dustin Shonka and Rachel Claypool, and one brother, Sam Claypool of St. Paul, Minn.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Daniel E. Claypool IV, three sisters, one half sister, and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.
White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from July 6 to Aug. 6, 2011