Gene Carlton Clopton, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Kathi Deason and her husband Ray; son, Kevin Clopton and his wife, Anna; grandchildren, Kara Deason, Krista Preston, Andrew Clopton, Lisa Clopton; and two great granddaughters, Vivienne Preston and Gwen Marie Clopton. A memorial service will be held on December 6, 2012 at 2 o'clock at Hebron Baptist Church Chapel with Rev. Mac Palmer, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gene's memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, GA 30097. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, 770-277-4550 in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Kathi, we are sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. His strength and determination during his fight with cancer was truly an inspiration.

  2. Kathi and Family,
    Thad and I are so very sad to read of Gene’s death. We enjoyed seeing him at the Clopton Reunion in Williamsburg in June of this year and are so very happy that the Clopton Family Association honored him at that time with a senser that was engraved with his name and placed in St. Peter’s Church in New Kent, VA. Did he know that he had cancer at that time? If so, he did not let any of us know. We send you our sincere condolences and will always be grateful that he founded the Clopton Family Assoc. as it has greatly enriched our lives. We shall all miss him at future reunions.

  3. I remember him so well from the first Clopton Reunion in Long Melford. He worked so hard to make everything come off smoothly. It is one of my fondest memories. His energy and enthusiasm made every event that much more enjoyable. I will miss him.

  4. Belatedly, but in sadness I write to you of the fond memories Dean and I shared with your Dad. The first time I met Gene, I said to him “I know you and Dean are related, as you look just like Dean’s Dad”. Gene encouraged Dean to become involved with the CFA, which he did. When Dean was President of the CFA they worked closely together and became great friends. I was along on all of the occasions and I remember the happy times with great fondness. Now both Gene and Dean are gone and they are missed so very much. I send my Best Regards and sympathy to all the Family. Sincerely, Lorraine Clopton

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