CLAMPITT, John A.Passed away April 23, 2012 after a brief illness, with his loving family at his side. He was born in Marshall, TX on November 20, 1943, son of Bob and Mary Clampitt. He graduated from Hallsville High School, where football and boating were his passion. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Clampitt; a daughter, Angela (Alan) Collins; a son, John K. (Kathryn) Clampitt; 2 step-sons, Danny (Brenda) Edmondson and Matt (Candy) Edmondson; grandchildren, Sean Clampitt, Hannah O'Leary, Alex Gentry, Jake Gentry, Jordan Gentry, Wil Edmondson, Kyle Edmondson and Miranda Edmondson; one great-granddaughter, Raegan O'Leary; and sister, Amy (Rocky) Clinton. John was the owner of Coldwell Banker Professionals in Brentwood, TN. For ten years, prior to moving to Tennessee, he was a professional speaker and sales trainer, traveling throughout the United States and Canada. He was named a Distinguished Member of Who's Who Worldwide in the Who's Who Registry of Business Leaders, along with multiple Real Estate and service awards. When he retired in 2005, he became an active volunteer with the Nashville Chapter of the American Red Cross, deploying to over 30 national disasters in 5 years. He served as Mass Care Manager for the Nashville Chapter and has become a specialist on a national level in the area of Feeding. He has been assisting the State of Florida in hurricane preparedness planning. He was named "Volunteer of the Year" on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Nashville Chapter's annual Volunteer Recognition ceremony. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, TN. Visitation will be at 12 Noon until the service hour on Wednesday. Funeral service will be held at The Colonial Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall, TX on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. Visitation will be at noon until the time of service on Saturday. Burial will immediately follow at Hallsville Cemetery in Hallsville, TX. The family requests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Nashville Chapter of the American Red Cross, 2200 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN. Online condolences may be offered at sullivan-funeralhome.com. SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME, (903) 938-7777.
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Published in The Tennessean on Apr. 24, 2012