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1015 W Wolfe St.
P.O. Box 543
Grand Saline, TX 75140
Phone: 903-962-3333
Fax: 903-962-3651
Lesley Clanton

Lesley Paul "Les Paul" Clanton

Wednesday, November 24th, 1971 - Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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Graveside services for Lesley Paul “Les Paul” Clanton, 48, of Lindale are scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2020, at Concord Cemetery, Mineola with Trey Tenery officiating under the direction of Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba.
Mr. Clanton passed away May 23, 2020, in Longview. He was born November 24, 1971, in Ft. Worth to Larry Paul and Lynda Nell Pope Clanton. He had lived in the Wood County area before moving to Lindale two years ago and was a member of the Alba Church of Christ. Les graduated from Alba Golden High School, where he played basketball, football, and was in the band. He enjoyed coaching his sons in summer baseball. Les loved music and could play any kind of instrument. He wrote numerous songs and poems. He loved to perform on stage at concerts, benefits, and get togethers. Les also enjoyed going to car shows and cooking for friends and family. He is preceded in death by his father, Larry Paul Clanton; and grandparents, Jink Pope and Bill and Imogene Clanton.
Survivors include his parents, Lynda and Joe Melvin of Alba; two sons, Logan and Eric Clanton of Alba; one stepbrother, Wes Melvin of Keller; grandmother, Neva Nell Pope of Alba; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m., Friday at the funeral home in Alba.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 29th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, May 29th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home
    300 West Holley Street
    ALBA, TX 75410
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  • Service

    Friday, May 29th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Friday, May 29th, 2020 2:30pm
    Concord Cemetery
    Hwy. 778 from Quitman and Hwy. 1254 from Mineola
    QUITMAN, TX 75783
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  • Interment

    Concord Cemetery
    FM 778
    Hainesville, TX 75773
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Logan Clanton

Posted at 11:50pm
well, i miss you, dad everyday, it gets hard to bare. your in a better place. but i miss you i love you very much. from your son, logan

Bill Lee

Posted at 12:13pm
I was fortunate to get to play in a band with Les a few years back, and hearing of his passing hurts. Talk about talented! He was all that and more. I just want the family to know that they're not alone during this impossible time. Bless all of you.

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