Mr. Joseph Henry “Joe” Clapp, Sr., (SGT, South Carolina Army National Guard, RET.), age 63, a resident of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 24, 1953 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He served 22 years with the US Army (retired), & 7 years serving the South Carolina National Guard (SCNG). Joe was Co-Operator of the One Stop Pet Shop in Rockwood and was involved with Rockwood Rescue Alliance, an animal rescue organization. He was formerly a Volunteer Firefighter in Trenton, South Carolina. Joe was a member of the Rockwood Merchants Association and was active in Rockwood community events. He was preceded in death by his parents, Llewellyn R. Clapp and Irene J. Beauregard Clapp; wife, Eleanor Mae Amiraute Clapp; and brother, Charles Clapp.
Spouse: Charles M. McPherson of Rockwood, TN
Son: Joseph H. Clapp, Jr. of New Hampshire
Daughter: Josette Marie Clapp of Summerville, GA
Step-Daughter: Melissa M. Silva of Summerville, GA
Step-Son: Francis A. Silva III of Knoxville, TN
Daughter: Marjorie Tellez of Inman, SC
Grandchildren: Karina Tellez and Leslie Tellez
Sister: Marie Clapp of Cambridge, MA
The family will receive friends Friday, March 10, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Graveside services and interment will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Roane Memorial Gardens in Rockwood with full military honors by the Tennessee Army National Guard.