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Maurice VanCleave

1926 - 2021

St. Petersburg


 VANCLEAVE, Maurice "Van" 1926-2021.  Visitation will be July 31 from 1:00-3:00pm at Dilday-Carter Funeral Home, Huntingdon TN.  A private burial will follow at Hebron Cemetery.  Maurice died peacefully, May 22, 2021, aged 94, surrounded by family, in St. Petersburg FL where he had lived since 2018.   

He formerly lived in Sarasota FL 1985-2018; Lima OH 1975-1985; Elwood IN 1956-1975; Detroit MI 1948-1956; and Huntingdon TN where he was born and raised.  He served as a Seabee in the Navy on Okinawa during World War II.  He retired in 1985 as a division president after 37 years with Ex-Cell-O Corp. 

He was preceded in death by parents Clyde and Lela (Ingle) VanCleave; sisters Ruth Hampton, Dorothy Vancleave, and Elizabeth Parker.  He is survived by Ella Jane (Webb), his wife of 72 years; sister Patricia Kight; brother-in-law John Parker; sons Dale, Ted, and Gary; daughters-in-law Christine and Karen; grandsons Mark and Luke; nephews Jerry Hampton, Joe Hampton, and John Clark Kight; and niece, Judy Beal. 

Memorial donations may be sent to Genealogy Department, Carroll County Library, 625 High St, Suite 102, Huntingdon TN 38344.  He was much loved and will be greatly missed.  

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Sheila Edwards

July 15, 2021 7:34 PM
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Ella Jane, this is Marvin and Bula Lee (Cobb) Edwards' daughter, Sheila. I am so sorry for your loss. I am living out of town now, so I will not be able to visit. My thoughts and prayers with you and your family. He's with mama and daddy now in Heaven. Hugs to you dear cousin. 

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