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Lemoyne Houck Clapp


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Lemoyne Houck Clapp Obituary
Lemoyne Houck Clapp

South Knoxville, TN

Lemoyne Houck Clapp, age 79, lifelong resident of South Knoxville passed away November 5, 2017. Lemoyne was a 1956 graduate of South High School. She was a member of South Knoxville Baptist Church and attended Sevier Heights Baptist Church where she taught Bible School for many years. Lemoyne was as spirited as she was loving, and as beautiful as she was loquacious. She not only spoiled her own children and grandchildren, she spoiled everyone she cared about. If you stopped by her home, you were showered with warm conversation, hugs and tremendous amounts of food. Pounds of it! You simply did not leave her house with an empty stomach. Lemoyne was also historically beautiful and happily reminded her children, husband, and friends about that fact many times daily. Lemoyne was also wildly protective of her family and friends. Heaven help you if you crossed anyone she loved. Although slight in frame she had the temper of a Miura bull, and as the left jaws of many South Knoxville hoodlums can attest she had a straight right hand that rivaled Thomas Hearns'. Preceded in death by parents, John and Nora (Billie) Houck; sister-in-law, Marjorie Clapp; brother-in-law, Bob Wade; father and mother-in-law, John and Sarah Clapp. Lemoyne is survived by her husband of 61 years, Phil Clapp; daughters, Lynne and husband, Ronnie Draughon, Krisden and husband, Danny Parrott; son, PJ and wife, Naomi Clapp; grandchildren, Dusty, Krisden and Ronnie Draughon, Brandon Parrott, Madison, Rocko, and Arlo Clapp; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Devyn Draughon, Londyn Crawford; sister, Phyllis Wade; half brother, Johnny Houck; brother-in-law, Dr. Johnny Clapp and wife Betty; niece, Rhonda Whitt; nephews, Robbie, Roger and Richie Wade. The family will receive friends 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway. A celebration of life service will be held at 7:00 pm with Rev. Don Wilson and Linda Tipton officiating. The family will meet at Woodlawn Cemetery, Thursday, November 9, 2017 for a 10:00 am graveside service. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2017
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