Charles Cornelius Clamp, III, of Destin, Florida, passed away in the early morning of November 26, 2019, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. He was 74 years old.
Charlie was born in Big Spring, Texas, on July 26, 1945, to Charles Cornelius Clamp, Jr., and Frankie Ann (Watters) Clamp. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, with a B.S. in Computer Science (1973) and an M.B.A. (1976). A long-time resident of Chesterfield, Missouri, he worked as a project manager in information systems in the St. Louis area, and for two years he helped lead a team of developers on a contract in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for the Royal Saudi Air Force. Back in Missouri, when he wasn’t attending games and concerts for his daughters, he could often be found at Busch Stadium cheering on the Cardinals with his much-loved wife, Liz.
For years, Charlie dreamed of retiring to the Gulf of Mexico, and he found joy in relaxing on his balcony and drinking in the view of the sea. His love for the coast was eclipsed only by his love for his wife, children, and grandchildren, whom he greatly enjoyed spending time with.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Deem) Clamp, of Destin; daughters Cynthia (Matthew) Hoertel, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Catherine (Keith) Cooker, of Greenville, South Carolina; grandchildren Abigail, Veronica, and Ethan Cooker; brother Dwight (Phyllis) Clamp, of North Little Rock, Arkansas; niece Shannon (Eric) Alig, of Washington, Illinois; and nephews Mark Clamp, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, and John (Lacey) Clamp, of Little Rock, Arkansas.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, at Destin United Methodist Church, 200 Beach Dr., Destin, Florida, 32541. In lieu of sending flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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