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David R. Claycomb, 75, Veteran of Korean War

He enjoyed family, fishing, gardening, basketball, history and wildlife
David R. Claycomb, 75, of Lampton Lane, Columbia, passed away Monday, May 29, 2006 at the Commonwealth Regional Specialty Hospital in Bowling Green after an illness. Services will be at Grissom Funeral Home on Wednesday.

He was born on May 28, 1931 to the late Herbert Ray and Mary Hughes Claycomb. He graduated from Lindsey Wilson Junior College, transferred to Berea College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He served in the US Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1956. He was united in marriage to the former Virgie Lee Carr on November 26, 1960, and to this union one son was born.

He was a former president of the Columbia/ Adair County Jaycees in 1958 and retired from Social Insurance Agency in 1988.

He joined the Columbia Unioin Presbyterian Church at age 12 and had been a member for 68 years, serving as Youth Deacon and Elder, one term as Clerk of Sessions, helped with building of the Manse House and many other church duties.

Survivors include:
  • His wife, Virgie Lee Claycomb, Columbia

  • One son, David Wayne Claycomb, Columbia

  • One brother, Bill Claycomb and his wife Violet of Somerset

  • One sister, Helen York and her husband Vernon of Columbia
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Grissom Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight Forderhase officiating.

Burial will be in the Columbia Cemetery with Military Rites by VFW Post 6097.

Family requests visitation after 5 p.m. on Tuesday at Grissom Funeral Home.

This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or

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