(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
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.