Obituary for James Record Clowe
Born Jan 1, 1931       Died Sep 14, 2015

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James Record (Jim) Clowe, 84, of Cumming, GA, went to be with the Lord on September 14th, 2015.

Jim was born in Ardmore, OK, on January 1st, 1931. Upon graduation from Ardmore High School, he attended Oklahoma University on a Naval ROTC scholarship. He enjoyed membership in the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and earned a degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1952. Over his 53-year career in the oil industry, he worked on projects on five continents.

Jim had a passion for the oil business, having followed in his fatherís footsteps; however, his career was secondary to his love for God and his devotion to his family. On two occasions, he left his work in the oil fields to serve as a lay pastor in two Christian communities within the Episcopal Church. Over the years, he and his wife opened their home to whosoever the Lord sent, resulting in a large extended family.

Jim was a great sports enthusiast and avid tennis player and fan, enjoying many years on the courts with his family and friends. His other interests included serious tournament bridge, reading, and cheering on his beloved Oklahoma Sooners.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward Clowe, his mother, Betsy Brown Clowe, and his brother, Charles Edward Clowe, Jr.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Jane Webb Clowe. They were married in Dallas, Texas, on October 29th, 1955.

He is also survived by his five children, Betsy Carroll and her husband, Tom, of Pensacola, FL, David Clowe and his wife, Michelle, and Paul Clowe and his wife, Karen, of Jacksonville, FL, Ellen Wood and her husband, Eric, of Denver, CO, and Sarah Barnes and her husband, Rob, of Suwanee, GA. Jim was fondly called Pappy by his eighteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his sister-in-law, Sue Clowe of Ardmore, OK, two nephews, Charlie Clowe and Brad Clowe, and two nieces, Ann Jobe and Amy Traughber.

We will be celebrating his life on Friday, September 18, 2015 at the Perimeter Church chapel at 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097. There will be a viewing at 10:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall followed by a memorial service in the chapel at 11:00 a.m.

On Monday, September 21, 2015, there will be a communion service at the Anglican Mission Church, 609 N. Alcaniz, St., Pensacola, Florida 32501. There will be a viewing at 9:00 a.m. and the service at 10:00 a.m. This celebration will be followed by a burial ceremony at Bayview Memorial Park on Scenic Highway.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Perimeter Church, Victorís Missionary Fund or to Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen, 257 E. Lee St. ‪#‎A‬, Pensacola, Florida 32503. ©2011. Click site map to navigate
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