Clifford Norman Claypool

May 14, 1942 - Sept. 14, 2020

Clifford Norman Claypool, 78, passed away at his daughter’s residence in Thermopolis on Monday, Sept. 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 U.S. 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 Balo's Processing.  Upon retirement he worked in maintenance at the Greybull Elementary School.

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

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

The funeral service is Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Greybull Elks Lodge.

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