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Monday, January 18, 2021

Obituary - Russell (Rick) Garnett Clapper Jr.

Russell (Rick) Garnett Clapper Jr. passed away peacefully with wife Eileen at his side at Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. A wonderful husband, father, granfather great granfather and friend, who was loved by all.

Rick was born June 17, 1934 at home in Shelbina, Missouri to Rick and Thelma Clapper. Rick was a navy veteran. After returning from service to Shelbina he worked with his Dad building houses. He then started working in highway construction. He ended his career with Reno Construction Company as a superintendent.

Rick married Eileen Hesse on April 4th 1959, the love of
his life, in Quincy, Illinois.

Rick is preceded in death by his brother Bill Clapper, sister Carolyn Troxel and daughter Jill Beecham and son-in-law Dan Beecham.

Rick leaves behind his loving family, wife Eileen of Garden City, daughter Kay Foreman (Joe Epperson) of Archie, Mo. four grand children Jessie Anderson, Matt Ayler, Adam and Joey Foreman. Four great grand children Natalie, Dane, Talon and Conner and many extended family members and friends.

Rick will be sorely missed. Cremation and a private family service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, Missouri.