Pastor Charles Paul Clawson
CLAWSON, Pastor Charles Paul, went to be with the Lord at 88 years of age on February 4, 2021, following a period of declining health. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Nelliefaye Clawson; brothers, Don and Frank (Red) Clawson; son, Frank Harold Clawson; and daughter, Vanessa Christine Justice, the former Mayor of Hopewell. Married on May 17, 1953, he is survived by his wife of 68 years, Albertina "Tina" C. Clawson; two grandsons, Micah Justice and his wife Hannah, Joshua Justice and his wife Kristina; his two stepgrandsons, Charles Justice and John Justice and his wife Peggy; and his five great-grandchildren, Hannah, Olivia, Tekoa, Abigail and Jonathan Justice. Born February 25, 1932 in Kankakee, Ill., Pastor 'Chuck' Clawson retired as Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) U.S. Army in 1975, followed by nine years as a logistical analyst at Fort Lee, resigning in 1984. While in the service, he earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology and M.S. in Logistics Management. His service started at age 17 in Korea with the U.S. Air Force in 1949, rose to the rank of 2LT in 1958, transferring to the U.S. Army from 1967 to '75 with two tours in Vietnam. He received numerous awards and commendations including the Bronze Star with Oak Cluster and Air Medal for 25 Missions over Vietnam. Chuck had a passion for truth and giving. His crowning achievement was as a soldier of the Lord, being ordained in 1984 and going out as a missionary to the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, establishing a mission church. Returning to Petersburg, Va., he returned to civil service for a brief period as GS-12 leaving to start another church, Covenant Bible Fellowship which he pastored for over 30 years. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home, 103 S. Adams St., Petersburg, Va. 23803. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International in his name, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, D.C. 20090-7251. Condolences may be registered at

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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Feb. 21, 2021.
Memorial service
Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home
103 S. Adams Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23860
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The Membership of Reconciliation Fellowship Church, Petersburg, expresses its sincere sympathy on the passing of Pastor Clawson, our dear friend and associate. We have worked together in many areas of the ministry over the years and are proud to call him our our friend and brother in Christ Jesus. Know that God makes no mistakes and Pastor Clawson served Him faithfully for many, many years. We thank God for him and his contributions to the work of God for the people of God. Respectively and Lovingly submitted, Pastor Shirl Saunders, Elder Brenda Saunders and the Membership of Reconciliation Fellowship Church, Petersburg.
Pastor Shirl Saunders, Elder Brenda Saunders and Membership of Reconciliati
February 27, 2021
My wife and I are saddened by the passing of our friend and comrade in arms Chuck Clawson. Chuck and I worked in the same section while we were in civil service at Fort Lee. He was a great man and sincere friend. We ask God to receive him into his kingdom with open arms. We will miss him.
Jose Soto-Rios
February 23, 2021
As the Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 622, I offer the condolences on behalf of the post members. Comrade Clawson will be missed by many and we will remember him for a long time. We would like to tell his family that we ask GOD to give you the strength to endure such great loss.
Fayette Moore
February 23, 2021
Grandpa always said Christians aren't buried they are planted. He wanted us to rejoice over his victory over life's final war with pain. Praise you Jesus, thank you for taking my grandpa home at just the right time.
Joshua Justice
February 23, 2021
thank you for your friendship, love, commitment, and instruction in righteousness
alwyn floyd
February 21, 2021