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William Earl Clinton, Sr.

Mr. William Earl Clinton, Sr., age 77, beloved husband to Mrs. Brenda McMahan Clinton, entered into rest on Tuesday December 15th, 2020 at his home. 

In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, William Earl Clinton, Jr.; stepson, Ned (Stacey) Fincher; sister, Barbranne Clinton; grandson, Logan Chandler Pate; step grandchildren, Cody Fincher, Aaron Fincher, and Lindsey Fincher.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Willard Earl and Virginia Cochran Clinton; and sister, Carol Jean Hall.

Mr. Clinton is well known throughout the CSRA as “coach”. He coached many sports and umpired baseball, softball and officiating football games around the area. He was a member of the Horse Creek Masonic Lodge #174 and the “Has Been’s” club. He is dearly loved and will be missed by all whose lives were impacted by his ministry of leadership.

A funeral service celebrating his life will be held in the chapel of Napier Funeral Home on Friday December 18th, 2020 at 3pm with Rev. Charlie Kelley officiating. The interment will immediately follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be: Paul Feoberg, Ross Toole, Doug Silas, Bobby Hall, Tommy Blackwell and Tray Matthews. 

Honorary pallbearers will be: the “Has Been’s” Club and the LBC High School Class of 1961.

Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the current pandemic, social distancing guidelines and masks will be encouraged for the visitation and funeral service. For the visitation, Upon entry of the funeral home, guest’s will be seated in the chapel and escorted to the stateroom for visitation with the Clinton family.

For those who are unable to attend the funeral service, it will be livestreamed on the official Napier Funeral Home Facebook page.

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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Earl I have told Brenda many times...I wish people knew the last time they say goodbye..that it would be the last time. You came out and put air in my tires before one of mine and Brendas Friday get togeher..I'm sure we went back and forth at each other...we always did. I hope you knew how much you meant to me..there is a hole in my heart that I can't seem to fix...caused by your passing and the hurt I see Brenda going though. I have never known you to turn anyone down that needed your help...if you were someone's friend..they had a treasure. Your prayers sounding just like you were talking straight to God and always humbled me. I am so proud of calling you friend...

Gail Martin Jan 29 2021 12:00 AM

I remember one warm day, Brenda and Earl were planting flowers in their yard while Brenda was doing her magic. She was matistically arranging her roses as Earl beamed with a look of adoration at her that clearly told of his love and respect for her. Very rare to see a man adore his beautiful wife after decades of marriage. Brenda, you were loved dearly by Earl. Xtensions of his love surround you in your heart, mind, home and family. May God hold you closely, and we're next door for you. Our condolences and love, sincerely, Cathy and Scott.

Cathy Stevens Jan 6 2021 12:00 AM

Ray Blanks Dec 19 2020 12:00 AM

I always enjoyed talking with Earl at our neighborhood get togethers. Earl impressed me as a sincere man and one who loved his family. I'll miss his company.

Elmer L Wilhite Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to learn about Earl's passing. Spent many hours with Earl during football seasons. I will miss a good friend and
fellow official.

Billy Murphy Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

Brenda, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Earl made a wonderful couple. I'm praying for peace and comfort for you and all the family.

Judy Williams Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.
Many hearts have been touched by the presence of "Coach" Much love and prayers to Earl Jr., and the family,

Shannon Ford Meadows Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

Sending prayers for your family. He will be missed by all because of the good man he was to everyone who knew him.

Mike and Lynn Sanders Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

Any time you meet Earl he always made you feel that he was glad to see you. He had a great smile and made everyone feel better. We will miss him greatly.

Paul and Candice Olney Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

Many classmate memories of an athlete and gifted person. May God comfort the family. Douglas LeRoy

Douglas LeRoy Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

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