Clifford Norman Claypool


September 24, 2020

Clifford Norman Claypool

Clifford Norman Claypool, 78, passed away at his daughter's residence in Thermopolis on Monday, September 14, 2020, while under the care of Stillwater Hospice.

Born May 14, 1942, in Flint, Mich., he was one of four children of Norman and Betty (Coon) Claypool. After graduating from high school, he served in the US Army Airborne.

Following the service, he established himself in the butcher industry which he continued until retirement. Cliff moved to Greybull, Wyo., in 1984 where he purchased Balos Processing. Upon retirement he worked in maintenance at the Greybull Elementary School.

Cliff enjoyed horseback riding, hunting & guiding, fishing, joking, and making people laugh.

 He is survived by his wife, Carol of Greybull; siblings, Patricia Claypool-Mercer (the late Henry), Duane, and Rod Claypool, all of Michigan; children, Clint Claypool of Wyoming, Penny (Mike Cook) Claypool of Mt. Sterling, Ill., LeeAnn Alcaraz of Casper, and Rebecca (Steve Jellis) Claypool of Thermopolis; stepchildren, Stanley Muma, Nancy Dull, Lois Shirran and Debbie  Smith; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous step grands and step greats; and former brother-in-law, Sam Mercer.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Elks Club in Greybull.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family and messages may be offered at


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