Eural Clippard

Obituary of Eural Day Clippard

Eural Day Clippard was born on July 12, 1927, to Fred and Noveda Clippard, in Alexis, North Carolina. He died March 30, 2024, at his home in Crockett, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; sisters Anne Spargo (Bob), Barbara Clippard, Clara Keener (Marvin); brother Kerry Clippard, Sr.; granddaughters Meredith Williams (Burt), Allison Locklear (Allen); stepdaughter Tonya Hall, several great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Noveda Clippard; sister Thelma and brother Buck; his first wife, Odessa and his second wife, Jeanette; his daughter Janice; his stepdaughter Nancy and her husband Kent Umberger. Eural served in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II. He moved to Wytheville in 1967, as manager of Templon Spinning Mills. When that company was sold, he became equipment manager for Pendleton Construction Company. Eural was an avid beekeeper, caring for as many as 56 hives at one time. He was known to many as “the honey man.” He was a long-time member of the Mountain Empire Beekeepers Association. Growing up, he attended a Baptist church. As an adult, he became a Presbyterian and served on the property committee, as deacon, and as Sunday School teacher at Wytheville Presbyterian Church, where he was a member for many years. He was a member of the Wythe County Planning Commission and worked for the county on elections for many years. He was a “Lion Extraordinary,” belonging first to the Lions Club of Mooresville NC, and then to the Wytheville Lions Club, for a total of 68 years. He was club president, district governor, and served on many committees, being a fixture at the Lions Club Charity Carnival bingo tent until he was no longer able to do so. A memorial service will be held at Wytheville Presbyterian Church on April 11th, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wytheville Presbyterian Church or Presbyterian Children’s Home of the Highlands. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.