A funeral service for Clinton Eugene Dupree Jr., 71 of Roswell, will be Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Shiloh Baptist Church and Cemetery in Bartonville/Flower Mound, Texas. Military Honors will be provided. Visitation will be held at the Mulkey-Mason Funeral home located on 740 S Edmonds in Lewisville on Friday October 25, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Clint passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013 with his loving wife by his side at Roswell Regional Hospital.
Clint was born July 8, 1942 in Bartonville, Texas to Clinton E. Dupree Sr. and Ida Mae Brown Dupree. Clinton attended Double Oak School in Bartonville through 8th grade, graduated from Northwest High Justin, Texas, and attended Cooke County Jr. College in Gainesville, Texas. Clint served in the US Navy on the USS Forrestal from 64-67 during Vietnam era, Cuban Crisis and Cypress affair.
Clint wore many hats in his life, from baseball and football to 4-H and FFA as a youth. Song leader as young man at Shiloh Baptist Church in the community where he grew up. Music was a big part of his life, from early on playing guitar and singing for his many friends and family.
After moving to Roswell in 1977, he worked for Glovers Packing Co. in the maintence dept., Holsum Bakery- truck driver, TMC- foreman, Roswell Livestock Auction trucking- hauling cattle, Chaves Co. Road Dept. truck driver up until his death. There was never a job he couldn't figure out from carpentry work to electricity. He could fix anything. He was called on a lot to help for any kind of repair.
His volunteer involvement included Chaves Co. 4-H leader in LB/OC 4-H club for 18 yrs., Chaves Co Rodeo Association, RHS and GHS FFA programs. He volunteered numerous hours within the community serving the youth of Chaves Co and continued up until June as a mentor and a coach for his grandson, Jake's team, the Noon Op Little League- Orioles City Champions 2013.
His favorite hats of all to wear, were that of Daddy to his two daughters, Lisa and Gena supporting them in any and all of their endeavors in 4-H and FFA, to taking them dancing - his favorite past time. His final hat, was "Papa" to the love and joys of his life, his precious granddaughter, -Jaden and his best buddy, his grandson Jake, supporting them in all aspects of their life from school activities to extra-curricular activities. He never missed anything they were doing.
Clint, was a Die Hard Dallas Cowboy and Texas Ranger fan.
Clint is survived by his wife of 44 years, Janice Belcher Dupree; daughter, Lisa Dupree-Surratt and Michael of Maryland and their children, Philip and Nicole; daughter, Gena Dupree Smith and Gary of Roswell and their children, Jaden and Jake; his brother, John E. Dupree Sr. and Donna Ann of Denton Texas; nieces: Cathy Harris and husband Brian, Sharon Robinette and husband Mark, Lanette Dupree; nephew, John E. Dupree Jr. and wife Tammy all of Texas; many cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Clint was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton E. Dupree Sr. and Ida Mae Brown Dupree; and sister Fairie Vonda Dupree-Smith.
Clint's favorite saying was "Cowboy Up", and he tried to do just that until the very end. He was a man of few words and was affectionately called "Daddy Clint" to all his 4-H kids, and "Papa Clint" to all his grandkid's friends. He was loved a lot and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
The family wishes to express deepest gratitude to all his friends and family for all their support.