Roy Lynn "Rooster" Clinton, 81 passed away Friday September 27, 2013 in Midland, Texas. He was born August 25, 1932 in Martin County TX, to Olin and Jessie Clinton. Roy was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the Crestview Baptist church. He volunteered with the Companion Program and was also active in the Midland Senior Center Dance Club. Roy is survived by his wife, Betty Clinton; his son Eddie Clinton, of Midland, TX; his daughters, Janna Spears and her husband Kelly, of Midland, TX and Sarah Hagelstein and her husband Ron, of Tomball, TX; sister, Verna Thomas; grandchildren, Christopher, Leslie and Ashley Spears, Bailey Clinton, Adam and Ryan Hagelstein, and Taylor Batey; great-grandchildren, Rylan and Prestyn Spears, Amberlee and Henlee Self; nieces and nephews, Ruthie Thomas, Bobby, Charles and Tom Clinton, Benny Roberts, and numerous others. Roy is predeceased by both his parents; his first wife Jane Clinton; brothers, Thomas, Mack, W.O., Doyle, and Beryl; and sister, Jessie Mae Roberts. Services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday October 1, 2013, at Crestview Baptist church in Midland. Family will welcome friends on Monday September 30, 2013 from 6-8 pm at Ellis Funeral Home, Midland, TX. A Burial will follow the funeral services at Greenwood Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be directed to Crestview Baptist Church or The
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Sept. 30, 2013