Sgt Troy L. Clapp

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Sgt Troy L. Clapp

  • Birth 27 Apr 1931 Union County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 12 Jul 2012 Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Waldron, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 93477285

The Shelbyville News
Friday, July 13, 2012

Troy L. Clapp, 81, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at his residence.

He was born April 27, 1931, in Union County, Tenn., to John and Mary Ada (Meltabarger) Clapp. He married Anne (Flaitz) Clapp on April 16, 1973, and she survives in Shelbyville.

Other survivors include four children, Jana (husband, David) Favors, Troy Lee Clapp II, Michelle (husband, Scott) Smith and Stacy (husband, Tom) Fallis, all of Shelbyville; sister, Mary Ann (husband, Herbert) Bowman of New Waverly; and grandchild, Whitley Fallis of Shelbyville.

He was preceded in death by grandson, Ethan Lee Clapp; parents; four brothers; and eight sisters.

Mr. Clapp had been a resident of the area since 1933. He graduated from Waldron High School in 1950.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, retiring as a command sergeant major of the 38th Infantry Division. He also served in the Indiana National Guard for 39 years, retiring in 1991.

Mr. Clapp worked as a clerk and rural letter carrier at the Shelbyville Post Office for 30 years, retiring in 1987.

He was a member of Waldron Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine, as well as the American Legion and other military organizations. His many awards include the Legion of Merit and the Sagamore of the Wabash.

Mr. Clapp enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling, playing golf and working on the computer.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Glenn E. George and Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.

Servies will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 16, 2012, at the funeral home with Chaplain Adin Rodgers officiating. Masonic rite services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday. Military rites will be conducted by the Indiana National Guard Ceremonial Unit. Burial will be at Van Pelt Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Decatur/Shelby County; Waldron Masonic Lodge; or Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral Foundation in care of the funeral home.

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  • Created by: Greg Raike
  • Added: 12 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93477285
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Troy L. Clapp (27 Apr 1931–12 Jul 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93477285, citing Van Pelt Cemetery, Waldron, Shelby County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Greg Raike (contributor 47016957) .