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Robert Dean ClampittPassing: March 5, 2013


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday, March 8th @ 1:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, March 7th @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday, March 8th @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday, March 8th

MITCHELL – Robert Dean Clampitt, 77, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born October 17, 1935, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Dale and Leona (Hatfield) Clampitt.  He married Rita Chastain August 20, 1983.

Bob retired from Otis Elevator and served eight years in the Indiana National Guard, 138th Armor, Bedford.  He graduated from Shawswick High School in 1955.

Surviving:     wife, Rita Clampitt, Mitchell
              children, Jeffrey Dale Clampitt, Bloomington
                            Kristy (William) Workman, Indianapolis
                            Jan Reynolds, Orleans
                            Judi Ann (Jake) Taylor, Mitchell
                            8 grandchildren
                            7 great grandchildren
              brother, William (Margie) Clampitt, New Castle

His parents, and brother, Charlie Raymond Clampitt, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Rev. Steve Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday and from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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10 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Lisa Johnson | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 11, 2013
    Thoughts and prayers going out for the family during this time. May you be comforted. What a wonderful family. I spent many days at Dale and Leona's growing up. Many fond memories there. Bill and Margie's too.
  2. Guest: Katie Ely | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 8, 2013
    Rita and family, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you be comforted by happy memories and Gods loving arms.
  3. Guest: Dan & Jane Ingram | Mentor, Ohio
    Date: March 8, 2013
    We met Bob at our family reunions. We always found him to to pleasant to be around and to have a sense of humor. We enjoyed his company. We wish the very best for Rita and the family. May God's love be near you as you dwell on the good memories that you hold of Bob.
  4. Guest: Teresa Ashabraner | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 7, 2013
    Very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family...
  5. Guest: Shelley & Jessica Smith | Heltonville, IN
    Date: March 7, 2013
    We didn't know Mr. Clampitt, but are friends of Bill & Margie. We are so sorry for your family's loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. If Mr. Clampitt was anything like Bill, I know he was an amazing man.
  6. Guest: Marsha (Eads) Marker | Spencer, In
    Date: March 7, 2013
    Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss. May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you and may your memories be your comfort.
  7. Guest: Jerry & Maxine | Orleans
    Date: March 7, 2013
    So sorry for you and all your families loss.Bob was a good man . I have memories of him but the best one was the Lifebouy soap and the Helman's . You are in a better place now and I am sure you and your loved ones are having a good time .. RIP
  8. Guest: Suzi Wilson | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 6, 2013
    Rita, Jo Anne and I are so sorry for your loss.
  9. Guest: Roy and June Lamb | Bedford, In.
    Date: March 6, 2013
    Rita , Our prayers are with you at this time. The Lord will comfort you.
  10. Guest: Joyce M. Jeffries | Bedford, IN47421
    Date: March 6, 2013
    Dear Uncle Bill, Jeff, Rita and families, I was sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your loss.