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Jefferson Davis (JD) "Mickey" Clopton

December 4, 1931 ~ June 30, 2020 (age 88)

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Jefferson Davis (JD) “Mickey” Clopton, a native of Smithland, KY, and resident of Paducah, KY entered into eternal rest at Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on June 30, 2020, peacefully. He was born December 4, 1931.

Micky, as he was known to everyone, was a staple in the Smithland community and will be sorely missed

Mr. Clopton had been in the pharmacy business for many years with his father and was well known in Livingston and adjacent counties. His father and him ran their family business of J.D. Clopton & Son Druggist-Smithland, KY. He was a graduate of Murray State University Teacher College and Peabody University of Nashville, TN. He was a lifelong member of Smithland United Methodist Church where he served faithfully as church treasurer and the pianist/organist. Mickey was a classically trained pianist who enjoyed playing Beethoven and other classical music repertoire. He enjoyed supporting and following the Paducah Symphony Orchestra, learning foreign languages and was a member of the Paducah Lions Club. He was also recognized as a Kentucky Colonel for his service to the community of Smithland and the Commonwealth. He is preceded in death by his father, Mr. Jefferson Davis Clopton and mother, Addie (Dunn) Clopton of Smithland.

Graveside services will be Sunday July 5, 2020 at Smithland Cemetery in Smithland, Kentucky.

The Rev. Mike Grimes  officiating.


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Graveside Service
July 5, 2020

1:00 PM
Smithland Cemetery, Kentucky, Smithland

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