William “Bill” J. Claycomb of Kennett Square

William “Bill” J. Claycomb, 71, of Kennett Square,  died Friday, April 21,  at his home surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Linda Mae Gutowski Claycomb, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage.

William “Bill” J. Claycomb

Born in Lansing, N.C., he was the son of the late Marvin and Willa Mae Miller Claycomb.

During his childhood, Bill loved motocross dirt bikes.  He was an aircraft mechanic for Boeing Co. for 46 years, retiring in 2009.  He was a longtime member of the Kennett Square Missionary Baptist Church.  He loved fishing on any body of water but especially close to home at Anson B. Nixon Park.  He was a longtime collector of Indian artifacts as he was proud of his Indian heritage.

Survivors include in addition to his wife Linda, two sons, William E. Claycomb of Chester County, and Mark A. Claycomb and his wife Faith of West Jefferson, N.C.; one daughter, Jennifer Calderon of Kennett Square; six grandchildren, Katelyn, Crystal, Mark Jr., Zackary, Katarina and Joshua and four great-grandchildren, Luke, Cloey, Priscilla, and Levi.

You are invited to visit with Bill’s family and friends from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 26,  at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348.  A funeral service celebrating Bill’s life will follow at 11.  Interment will be held privately. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19103.  To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com

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