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 Claude Philpott

Claude Philpott

Birth
Freestone County, Texas, USA
Death 20 May 2013 (aged 80)
Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, USA
Burial Freestone, Freestone County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 111815187 · View Source
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Mr. Claude Philpott, 80, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia, surrounded by loving family and devoted friends. A viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, May 24, at Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street in Teague, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 25, at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 252 FCR 489 West in Teague. Rev. E.O. Riley and Pastor Rev. Roosevelt Nickerson will officiate and Rev. Wayne Williams will serve as eulogist. Interment will be at Salem Cemetery in Teague.

Claude accepted Christ into his life at the age of 12 during revival one summer night and united with Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Later in life he united with First Baptist Church South Teague, where he served as deacon and Bible teacher.

Claude attended grammar school in the Salem Community. He graduated as salutatorian from Booker T. Washington High School in Teague with the class of 1951. After graduation, Claude attended Butler College in Tyler. During his tenure in college, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in the Korean War. He proudly served his country for three years before being honorably discharged as a corporal (E-4). On June 23, 1958, Claude married Miss Tessie Josephine Bell and their union produced three exceptional children. He was a loving husband and father.

Claude was a wonderful and dedicated provider for his family. He was employed for several years at the Teague Brick Plant and later at the Mexia State School. He also worked as a licensed barber. Claude was a farmer at heart and enjoyed working on the farm as a cattleman. He also took great pride in providing excellent lawn care to the public and raised bountiful gardens. Claude also enjoyed fishing.

Claude was preceded in death by his wife, Tessie; a son, Claude Lee Philpott; his parents, Joe Philpot and Verone Philpot; brother, Hermit Philpott; and sisters, Ida Mae Johnson, Loressa Hollie, Alverna Smith, Letha Jackson and Lurlean Brown.

Survivors include son, Alan Philpott and wife, Coleen, of San Diego, Calif.; daughter, Patricia Lawrence, of Teague; brother, Eli Philpott, of Los Angeles; grandsons, Royce Lawrence, of Fort Benning, Ga. and Ryan Lawrence, of College Station; granddaughters, Adrianna Hargis, of Memphis, Tenn., and Alexis Philpott, of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Claudine Curry, of Teague, Ruby Faye Henderson, of Fort Worth, Jo Ann Bell and husband, Johnny, of Lubbock, and Vera White, of Teague; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Mexia Daily News: 5/24/2013...S12


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  • Created by: Ruth M. Brown
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111815187
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Claude Philpott (28 Feb 1933–20 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111815187, citing Salem Cemetery, Freestone, Freestone County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Ruth M. Brown (contributor 46796546) .