Tribute: Jeff Clinkscale

Jeff Clinckscale, 87, died November 1

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the New Bethel Baptist Church, for Mr. Jeff Clinckscale, 87, who departed this life on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Valleycare Northside Medical Center.

Mr. Clinkscale was born August 18, 1929, in Youngstown, a son of Henry and Mattie Anderson Clinkscale, Sr.

He attended Youngstown City Schools and was a graduate of The Rayen School.

He was a 35 year member of the Buckeye Elks Lodge No. 73, where he served as the House Chairman, Lecturing Knight and trustee. He was a member of the Past State President’s Club, served as Chairman of the Credentialing Department in the Ohio State Association and was a Past Grand Exalted Ruler. He was a craneman for U.S. Steel and was a faithfull member of the church.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, the former Bertha White, whom he married August 5, 1992; six children, Lord Godvail, Linda Jenkins, Wendy (Nick) Clark, Bonnie Clinkscale and Karen (Sandy) Perkins, all of Youngstown and Lisa (Tracey) Bowler of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; two stepchildren, Cynthia Boatwright McWilson, of Youngstown and Darren (Wanda) Boatwright of Mansfield; a brother, Albert Clinkscale; 2 sisters, Alberta Toney and Hattie Woods, all of Youngstown; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Theodore “Booley” Clinkscale and Rev. Henry Clinkscale, Jr. and three sisters, Mary Bess, Rosabelle Dubose and Mattie P. Tate.

Friends may call from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 10 at the church.

Arrangements are being handled by the F.D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.

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A television tribute will air Thursday, November 10 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.