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Wendell Clowers - Class Of 1968

Wendell Clowers



 
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07/17/18 05:08 PM #5    

Michael McKelvy (1968)

POSTED FOR RICHARD BURNETTE

 

From: Richard Burnette [mailto:rfburn150@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 1:56 P
Subject: Wendell Clowers

 

Sorry to hear that Wendell Clowers passed away yesterday. Jimmy Floyd had been checking on him- he was living down on

Tremont and Jimmy is back in his mom's house next to the old Short homestead. Floyd told me he was not doing well and I went

by a time or two in the past few checks to say hello but never found him at home.

Never knew Wendell all that well but he was always a decent guy even at UT when he was on baseball scholarship & ran into

him a few times when he was coaching at LFO. I remember him making a hook shot from the top of the key as time was

running out at Riverside in a B team game. Don't recall if it was Phifer or Duke but they were speechless.


07/17/18 05:20 PM #6    

Michael McKelvy (1968)

Wendell and I played Basketball together at CHS 50 years + ago. always smiling and never, never mad for his role on the team. His attitude was What can I do to make this team better. AND THAT IS WHAT HE DID! what I just read from your daughter so typified who you were. I will miss you but I am glad your suffering is done and one day we all will be together!!!! Say hello to our other Dynamoes that have gone before us, SUCH AWESOME PEOPLE!! GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THAT MUST REMAIN AND LIVE WITH YOUR MEMORIES!!


07/17/18 05:48 PM #7    

Monty Jolly (Jolly) (1969)

Wendell was a great baseball teammate for the two years I was lucky enough to play with him at City. And, he was an even better guy. Funny as hell with great stories. Great lefthander that I was fortunate to catch for. He will be missed by many.

Monty Jolly (69)


07/17/18 06:37 PM #8    

Chip Liner (1967)

 

 

 

I met Wendell during the summer of 1965.  We played basketball and baseball together at City and later coached basketball and baseball together at Lakeview Ft. Oglethorpe High School.  Wendell was always a fun guy to be around, and full of personality.  He was always a giver, and never a taker.  If Wendell was your friend you had a loyal friend for life.  I personally want to thank Jimmy Floyd for providing care and protection to Wendell in his last few weeks.  Jimmy is also a loyal friend.  I am going to miss Wendell Clowers. 😢

 


07/18/18 01:32 PM #9    

Bill Anderson (1972)

Bill Anderson 72

I feel certain I met Wendell in the past but if not, I knew all about him. I certainly know Monty and Chip and knew Joe Bill as well. Most of the rest of you guys I know of and would probably even recognize you if I saw you on the street. I was moved by your comments and especially those of Wendell's daughter. Her close to her post: "Daddy, thank you for everything, I'm glad you were mine" really tore me up. What a great thing for a child to say about their parent. I have 2 children and certain many of you have children. They mean everything to me.  As the years have passed I find myself very emotional about the strangest things. I cry watching things like the voice (and anytime Vanderbilt beats Tennessee in football). I couldn't quiet figure that out until I realized that those contestants all have a dream and it means everything to them. Wendells daughter referrenced her dads dream and I certainly understand that. I bet some or all of you understand that too. Well, my dream was connected to Wendell, Joe Bill, Chip and Monty as well as many others because of baseball. So today Wendells tributes from those of you I knew from my past and even keep up with from afar has reminded me of how awesome relationships are and the value they have in our lives, particularly as we get older. My buddy Mark Eaton encouraged me to get on this site several years ago.  We both live in Nashville and we are golfing buddies these days. I am thankful I followed his encouragement and I can hear about you guys. It keeps all of us connected even as our friends pass on. Before my dad passed away we were visiting on his front porch. I told him that regardless of our position in life we will all pass on some kind of legacy. Sounds like Wendell passed on one we would all be thrilled to leave.  Thank you Wendell!!

 

Bill Anderson


07/19/18 12:00 AM #10    

Pete James (1968)

Coach - Wendell > Remember his easy manner - his style - his smile.  Have not seen him since graduating but heard of his passing - and read his daughter's tribute//Wow, he, not surprisingly, was an abslute inspiration and lifted people he touched!  No greater legacy - no greater tribute as it is a living memory and like a pebble in a pond - leaves a living legacy!! Godspeed and God Bless Brother!!


07/19/18 09:21 AM #11    

Brenda Collier (Jones) (1968)

It's always so sad to see the passing of one of our classmates.  RIP Wendell Clowers. 


07/20/18 11:01 PM #12    

Shelley Wikinson (Irwin) (1968)

I met Wendell at Northside Junior Hight School .  We must have had lockers side by side because all of my memories were of our conversations at the locker.  We continued our friendship at City but went to different collages.  We reconnected when I went to work in Catoosa County in 1980.  I would see Wendell at all county teacher's meetings.  The year I was pregnant with my first child I saw Wendell a couple of time that year.  He said to come an show him my baby when it was born.   I did.  I found him our on the baseball field one afternoon after practice for Ringgold Middle school and he held my son.  We would run into each other from time to time at different school functions and occasionally in some store around town.  I retired in 2007 and had not known that Wendell was sick.  So sorry he was a great guy.


07/23/18 06:00 PM #13    

Pat Hagan (1968)

Click this link to read a very nice article about Wendell from a writer in North Georgia:

https://www.facebook.com/546049724/posts/10156503442024725/


12/09/18 05:58 PM #14    

Brenda Floyd (Underwood) (1969)

Wendell,  what a shock to hear you had passed away.  I know your family misses you so much.  You have a bunch of good friends up there with you.  Lots more than should’ve left us so soon.  Rest In Peace Wendell and give my friends a big hug.  You’re all missed and will not be forgotten.

Brenda


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