Russell James "Sonny" Claypool, 65, of Buckhannon, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at his home with his loving family present and under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice.
He was born Nov. 19, 1947, in Ohio, a son of the late Frank and Ellen Canter Claypool.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several family members, a daughter, an infant son, a brother and two sisters.
He is survived by his companion, Anna Mae Golden of Buckhannon; oldest daughter, Sharron Lions and husband, Rusty, of Hodgesville; three sons, Michael Claypool and wife, Becky, of Hodgesville, Russell Claypool and wife, Kellie, of Claypool Holler and David Claypool and wife, Wanda, of Kanawha Head; one stepson, Kenneth Miller and wife, Tonya, of Kanawha Head; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; three brothers, Roy Lee Claypool and wife, Jeannie, Charles Claypool and wife,, Millie and Jerry "Mud Turtle" Claypool, all of Claypool Holler; six sisters, Betty Claypool and Linda Howard, both of Claypool Holler, Barbara Smith and husband, Ernie, of Heaston Ridge, Sherry Gould of Hackers Creek Bonnie Neal and husband, Joe, and Martha Peck, of Buckhannon.
Mr. Claypool worked for Wally's Laundromat for many years. He loved hunting, fishing and sitting outside around the campfire with many family members and friends.
Friends will be received Saturday, Feb. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.