Jack Cullen Clampitt

Birth Date: 
Thursday, November 5, 1931
Date of Passing: 
Friday, February 9, 2018

WOOSTER - Jack Cullen Clampitt ended his life’s journey on February 9, 2018 at LifeCare Hospice of Wooster following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Jack was born November 5, 1931 in New Castle, IN to William “Bud” Clampitt and Lula Wood.  He lived in various places in Ohio during his childhood.  The family was living in Morrow, OH when his mother drowned in 1939.  Uncle Vaughn and Aunt Marie Johnson assisted with the raising of Jack and his two sisters until his father remarried Oma Newell and moved to the Wooster area.  He graduated from Wooster High School in 1949.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 during the Korean Conflict.  He returned to Wooster and his previous employer, Wooster Lumber Company.  He met and married Charlotte Martin on February 15, 1958.  They had two daughters:  Diane and Karen.  In 1964, Jack and his brother-in-law Tom Tieche built and opened Tom & Jack’s Lounge on West Liberty Street and was a restaurant/business owner until 1973.  At that time, he began working at Ron Slivka Inc. as a salesman.  He became part-owner of the new dealership, Art Bucher Inc. in 1980 and retired from the car business in 1990.  He then sold real estate for Hal Franks Realty for several years and spent winters in Stuart, FL for 25 years.

Jack is survived by his wife, Charlotte, of 60 years; daughters, Diane Fink (Dan) of Grove City, OH and Karen DeCarli (Steve) of Salinas, CA; sister Miriam (Jack) Carmody of Stuart, FL; brother Craig (Dee) Clampitt of Columbia, MO; brother-in-law Oscar Metzger of Alliance, OH; two grandchildren of CA; four great-grandchildren of CA; and numerous nieces and nephews across the United States including Greg Tieche of Wooster.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and his step-mother, Oma; in-laws Herschel and Ruth Martin; sister Jean Orem; brother Jim Clampitt; sister-in-laws Marceile Dundon and Geraldine Metzger; brother-in-laws Tom Tieche, Daryl Orem, and Lyle Martin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Stephen Moran on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church.  The burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery and a luncheon will be held at the church.  Visitation will be Monday, February 12, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm, with rosary by Knights of Columbus at 4:30 pm, at McIntire, Bradham, and Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill Street, Wooster, OH.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Avenue, Wooster, OH; Knights of Columbus Council 789, P.O. Box 1282, Wooster, OH; and LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH.

Jack’s family wishes to thank all their friends and family for their support during Jack’s illness, especially the care received at LifeCare Hospice. 

Online condolences may be left at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com


Memorial Contributions: 

St. Mary Cathyolic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or Knights of Columbus Council 789, 132 S. Buckeye St., Wooster, OH 44691 or LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


Monday, February 12, 2018 from 5-8:00 p.m. with a rosary service at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home


Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church 527 Beall Ave., Wooster.


Char and family, We are saddened by the passing of Jack. He was a great guy and I know he will be missed especially by you. Lynn and I very seldom saw you apart during these last years.May Jesus wrap you in his loving arms and give you peace. Heaven gained a new angel today,a fun loving one to boot.He and his buddies will have to be watched closely. Take care and get some rest, you have had a couple rough years. RIP Jack

What a great husband and father Jack was, along with being a good friend to many. He will be missed by all.
May he rest in peace.

I am so saddened to hear of Jack's passing. May God be with you in your time of need. God Bless

Charlotte and family, I am so saddened to hear of Jack's passing. He is one of my favorites, a gentleman in everyway. Please know you are in our thoughts.

At Mass on Saturday I prayed that God would give Jack the grace of a peaceful and painless death and would give his beloved wife, Charlotte, and two daughters the strength they need as life begins without Jack by their side. He is now at peace revisiting all those who left this life before him and what a happy reunion that must be! God saw how tired Jack was and knew all he had accomplished while here on earth so He felt it was time to call e Jack home. While his physical being will be missing, Jack will always be alongside those he loved whenever they need to call on him, the love and memories he left behind will never fade and will always be there to strengthen his loved ones as they follow the path from grieving to healing. Jack was a good and kind man and it was my gift and privilege to have known him these past 20+ years. My sincerest condolences and prayers to those of you he so loved. Ellen

Please accept my sincere condolences. May you find comfort in warm memories and coming promises. Revelation 21,3.4

We extend our deepest sympathy to Charlotte and family with Jack's passing. His last couple of years were not very kind to him and now his pain is gone. We have fond memories of good times and they will be remembered everytime we think of him. God Bless you all.

Dear Charlotte and family, Jack will indeed be missed and greatly loved by so many. My prayers are for you and your family during this sad time. Wish I could honor Jack with the Honor Guard; however, my job has me away. Debara and I offer our condolences and if there is anything we can do for you, we are here.

Uncle Jack was a good example of a faithful and good husband and father. He lived a good life, full of work and full of years. We are all blessed by men like this. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

Charlotte, please accept our condolences. Since moving to Georgia we don't always know the latest. We hope you and your family remember the best times with Jack. Hope to see you when we visit Wooster.

So very sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was a great husband, father and man. I was lucky to know him. He will be missed by all. Love to all.

Sorry to hear of Jack' passing .We will always remember his smile such a great man

Dear Aunt Charlotte and family, You have my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Uncle Jack. He was always so friendly and akways had that great smile on his face that made you smile right back at him. May God be with you and your memories bring you some comfort in the days ahead. He certainly will be missed. Love, Becky Yatsko❤️

My condolences to the Clampitt family. I worked for Jack at dealership, as a young man Jack was not only my boss but a friend also. I"am glad that I got to know Jack for that time. Charlotte God be with you an family.

Charlotte and Family,
I was sorry to hear about Jacks passing. My dad (Sam) always spoke of Jack with high regards. They had so many good memories of when they were young. I know Jack will truly be missed. We are praying for you.

Charlotte, Diane & Karen -
Jack always seemed so tall and so easy-going, we thought of him as a gentle giant. I remember, several times, wrangling with him for the restaurant check, and even once having it rip in half. He always insisted on paying. He loved to buy drinks, play Euchre, brag about his girls, and enjoy life. He will be missed but never forgotten. Our thoughts are with your family.

Dear Charlotte and family, I’m sad to hear of Jack’s passing. My condolences to you all, he will be missed by many.

Charlotte & family, We are so sorry for the loss of a loved one so dear to you. May God wrap his arms around you and give you the peace and comfort that only he can give at this very difficult time.

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