James Bennett CLOPTON(1945 - 2014)

CLOPTON, James Bennett

James Bennett Clopton, age 68, was born August 28, 1945 in Bastrop, Texas. He passed away after an extended illness in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, March 30, 2014. He graduated in 1964 from Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown, Texas. James joined the Navy after graduation and was a hospital corpsman attached to the United State Marine Corps while on active duty in the Vietnam War. He is regarded by his Marine brothers as a hero. James was honored to be chosen Veteran of the Year in Bastrop, Texas in 2009. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Grace Clopton of Bastrop, Texas and brother Ben Clopton of Georgetown, Texas. James is survived by his twin sister Janet Clopton Hooten (Joe) of Victoria, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195, Killeen, Texas.
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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 3 to Apr. 5, 2014