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William "Bill" J. Clapson

November 1, 1948 July 17, 2013
William "Bill" J. Clapson
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William “Bill” J. Clapson passed away at his home on July 17, 2013 following a brief but courageous fight with brain cancer. He was 64. Bill was born November 1, 1948 in Raymond, Wash. He graduated high school in Happy Camp, Calif. in 1968 and then immediately enlisted in the US Marine Corps. Bill served during the Vietnam War as a bodyguard for officers and USO troops. He was honorably discharged in December of 1973 having received numerous service awards including the Sharpshooter Badge. He then returned to Happy Camp where he married Pam Bart. In 1978, they moved to Brookings. Bill worked at the mill briefly and then began what would be a 30+ year career with Del Cur Supply as a water specialist. Bill loved his work helping local residents design and build water systems for the vast array of irrigation needs in Brookings and Harbor. He married Glenda Fisher in Brookings on November 1, 1998. Bill enjoyed being in the outdoors including camping and hunting trips to Happy Camp. He also helped to build the Brookings Nazarene Church and was an active member at St. Timothy Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Glenda of Brookings, sons, Scott Clapson of Brookings, Jason Clapson and his wife, Shandell of Placerville, Calif., grandchildren, Kylie, Wade, James and Eleanor, sisters, Donna Lootens of Redding, Calif., Colleen Takushi, and his mother, Hattie Brizendine of Redding, Calif. Memorial contributions may be made to an account establish to assist the family at any branch of Rogue Federal Credit Union. A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 401 Fir Street in Brookings. A reception will follow the service there. Redwood Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed online at

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