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William E. "Billy" Clawson, Jr.

William E. "Billy" Clawson, Jr.
  • October 14, 1963 - May 24, 2021
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Mary,Eddie,Cindy,Olivia,and family, I'm so very sorry to hear about Billy, please know that I will keep all of you in my prayers, Love and Prayers,...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Stephanie Pumfrey - Flint, MI

“I discovered Billy in my family tree research just today. So sorry for your loss, I do hope to still be able to connect with his surviving parents...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Betsy Kingsbury - Livermore, CA

“Dear Mary and Bill:So sorry for your loss.My heart hurts for you.Sending healing thoughts and prayers.I didn't know your son Billy, but in reading...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Saralee Beamish - Pensacola, FL

“Payers for family ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Scott Whaley - Bellevue, MI

“Billy, your smile always made my day! You will be forever missed. My deepest sympathies to your family and friends ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Ronna Zalner - East Leroy, MI

“Hey Ed sorry to hear about your brothers passing I didn't know him but I wanted to reach out to you with my condolences STAY STRONG buddy ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Joseph Whitney - Battle Creek, MI

“Today turned sad,when I heard the passing of Willie,a great friend for 25+years,and waubascon rd neighbor for 15, we sure had a lot of fun and wild...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Dennis Green - Battle Creek, MI

“Sorry to hear Billy has passed away. Always had a big smile and shy! We were classmates all through school, Urbandale, Northwestern and Battle...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Marianne Girdley - Battle Creek, MI

“We will miss you, more than you know. Maybe now they will let you have a driver's license. See you when I get there. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Richard Enos - Schoolcraft, MI

“We will miss you Billy and will see you in time. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Richard Enos - Schoolcraft, MI

“RIP peace Billy. I will always remember you infectious smile and your kind heart. We went all through school together. Fly high my friend. Till we...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Salli Thompson - Climax, MI

“Sorry to hear of Billy's passing, I will be keeping Mary and Ed in my prayers ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Marjorie Link - Charlotte, MI


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William E. "Billy" Clawson, Jr. age 58, of Battle Creek passed away Monday evening, May 24, 2021 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born in Battle Creek on October 14, 1963, the son of William E. and Mary L. (Steele) Clawson, Sr. and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School with the Class of 1982. Billy worked as a mechanic for several years with DeMaagd Automotive and also worked at various other body shops in the area.

Billy is survived by his daughter, Olivia (Darryl) Eckstein; his grandchildren, Addisyn Milnes, Aubree Milnes and Gage Eckstein; his mom, Mary Hoffman; his dad & step-mom, William & Janet Clawson, Sr.; a brother, Edward Clawson; his sister, Lucinda (Scott) Keeler; two nephews, Brent Clawson and Jacob (Chelsea) Keeler; a niece, Shelby Keeler; two step-sisters, Connie (Roger) Green, Kelli (Jason) Schmidt and their families. He was sadly preceded in death by the "Love of His Life", Angela Enos and his beloved dog "Jake".

A true outdoorsman and car enthusiast, Billy enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, boating, being at the lake, racing, working on cars and in the "Garage". In his younger years, he enjoyed roller skating & was on several speed skating teams, but his greatest enjoyment in life came from spending time with his family.

The family will receive friends 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 2nd at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek where a memorial service to celebrate Billy's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to his grandchildren c/o Olivia Eckstein.