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James (Jim) Lonnie Clanton, Jr. died April 18, 2023 in Savannah, GA. He was the son of James Lonnie Clanton, Sr. and Doris Shuman Clanton. Jim graduated from Savannah High School in 1956 . Following graduation he served in the Air National Guard for five years. He married Elizabeth Pflug and remained in Savannah, Georgia for the remainder of his life. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in May, 2022.
Jim was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Ascension since 1963 and served on numerous committees. He also chaired the ushers for the church for many years. Jim enjoyed being involved with the German Friendly Society and was their President for 2 years. He also was a member of the Teutonic Council of Savannah and the Salzburger Society.
He also enjoyed years of travel with his dear wife, music, and most of all his family.
His career life was in sales and management and following retirement he started his own business apparel company, which he still enjoyed working until he became ill.
Surviving Jim is his wife Elizabeth, Daughter Andrea Clanton DeLoach, Son Kirk Anthony Clanton, Sister Doris Elizabeth Clanton, Granddaughters Madeline DeLoach Komic, Anna Christine DeLoach, Olivia Rose Clanton, and Grandson Andrew James Clanton.
A graveside ceremony will be held at Greenwich Cemetery on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 9:00 AM. The funeral service will be Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM to be held at The Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull Street on Wright Square, Savannah, GA. Following the Service, there will be a reception also at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Ascension and Hospice of Savannah.
Doris, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! We are so sorry for your loss! Love and Hugs, George and Judi
- Althen, Savannah, Georgia
Mr. Clanton will be very missed in our church family. Emma and I hold your family in our thoughts and prayers.
- Trumbull Family, SAVANNAH, GA
Kirk and Jennifer, We are sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers. Love, Paul and Irene Nave
- Paul and Irene Nave, Savannah, GA
Kirk and Jen, our prayers are with you, Andrew and Livy prayers and we are sending hugs to you. All our best to Mrs. Liz and Andrea & Rick and the girls. RIP Mr. Jim
- Stephanie Vaughn, Clermont, FL
Liz, Jim will be missed dearly by us. Prayers are with you and your family.
- Terry and Debra Connolly, Williamson , GA
I will missing working with and seeing Jim! He was always so wonderful and cheerful every time I saw him. Jim will be in my prayers.
- Jennifer Floyd, Savannah, GA
Our thoughts at this difficult time are with Liz and her family. We fondly remember our time together during our ten years in Savannah.
- Christel and Rolf Hilden, Washington, Pennsylvania
Our sincerest condolences to all of Jimmy’s family. He will be missed.
- The Hoffman Family , Savannah , Ga
Elizabeth & Family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We enjoyed being neighbors and friends with you and Jim during our years in ShipWatch. You all remain in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Skip & Nancy Watson North Augusta, S.C.
- Skip and Nancy Watson, North Augusta, S.C.
Liz, we are so sorry to hear about Jim. Our prayers for you and your family for God’s peace and comfort. Ken & Deanne Rimes
- Deanne E. Rimes, Savannah, GA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Funeral Service
- 1:00 p.m. on Sat, April 22, 2023
- Lutheran Church of the Ascension
120 Bull Street (map)
SAVANNAH GA 31401