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Claiborn M. "Clip" Wamsley

March 19, 1925 January 27, 2019
Claiborn M. "Clip" Wamsley
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Claiborn Marshall “Clip” Wamsley, age 93, of Monterey, passed away January 27, 2019. Clip was born March 19, 1925, at home, in Springersville, Indiana to William Ginn Wamsley and Ruby May Cullins Wamsley, both deceased. He was a 1943 Graduate of Alquina High School and went on to serve as a Signalman in the U.S. Navy from 1943-46 during WWII. He graduated Franklin College in 1950 on the G.I. Bill and one week later started working at First National Bank of Monterey. He was currently the Chairman and CEO of FNB of Monterey. He has been a member of the Monterey United Methodist Church since 1950, received the Sagamore of the Wabash, Past Treasurer of Monterey Lions Club, Past member of the Monterey Volunteer Fire Dept., official score keeper for the Monterey High School and Culver Community High School from 1962-2010, past President of the State of Indiana Community Bankers Assoc., Pulaski County Sheriff Merit Board, and a trustee of the Riverside Cemetery in Monterey. He was an avid golfer and outdoorsman who loved hunting mushrooms and arrowheads.
On December 19, 1947, in Franklin, Indiana, he married his wife of 71 years, Alice Jane Mishler. She survives. Also surviving are his children, George Wamsley (Marian), John Wamsley (Sherrill), Ellen Lindvall (Brent), and Mark Wamsley (Suzy), 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, sisters, Eileen Irrgang (Jack) and Marilynn Miller (Bob), and a sister in law Virginia Wamsley. He was preceded in death by brothers Don Wamsley and Larry Wamsley (Vi), and a sister, Phyllis Lambert (Byron).
Visitation will take place Friday, February 1, 2019 from 2-6pm (CT) at M.C. Smith Funeral Home, 153 E. Washington St., Knox, IN. Funeral services will take place Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11am (ET) at Monterey United Methodist Church. Burial will take place Monday, February 4, 2019 at 1pm (ET) at Big Cedar Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Monterey United Methodist Church.

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2:00 PM 2/1/2019 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 2/1/2019 6:00:00 PM
MC Smith Funeral Home

153 E. Washington St
Knox, IN 46534

MC Smith Funeral Home
153 E. Washington St Knox 46534 IN
United States





11:00 AM 2/2/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2/2/2019 12:00:00 PM
Monterey United Methodist Church

6165 E. Main St.
Monterey, IN 46960

Monterey United Methodist Church
6165 E. Main St. Monterey 46960 IN
United States

Cemetery Details


Big Cedar Cemetery Final Resting Place

11020 Big Cedar Rd.
Brookville, IN 47012

11020 Big Cedar Rd. Brookville 47012 IN
United States

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