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707 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75061
Phone: 972-254-4242
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Opal Ruth Clapp (Garner)

December 30, 1917 – November 19, 2017

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Obituary for Opal Ruth Clapp (Garner)

Opal Ruth Garner Clapp born December 30, 1917 in Hopkins County, Texas passed away November 19, 2017. One of 11 brothers and sisters born to Arthur and Daisy Mallory Garner who all precede her in death. She worked in Dallas during the war in 1942 at a clothing factory for five years then at Sears as a buyer’s Secretary from 1948 to her retirement in 1973. Opal married Ernest Cox in 1962 and moved to Irving, Texas. Ernest died in 1967 and she married Joe Clapp in 1970. During her 18-year marriage to Joe they traveled extensively until his death in 1988. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and cake decorating. Opal was a member of West Side Church of Christ where she taught bible study for 25 years. She is survived by three brothers-in-law, Elton Baxter of Greenville, Texas; Jordan Bass and Purman Cofer both of Irving; step-granddaughters and nieces and nephews as well as many other relatives and friends. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 25, 2017 with visitation 1 hour prior to the funeral service at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Mark Roberts officiating. Interment at Brashear Cemetery in Brashear, Texas, will follow at 2:00 pm the same day. Memorial donations can be to Christ’s Haven for children at or Medina Children’s Home at


When Saturday, November 25th, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Brown's Memorial Funeral Home
707 N. MacArthur
Irving, TX
Additional Information Visitation one hour prior to funeral service

Service Information

Saturday, November 25th, 2017 10:00am
Brown's Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
707 N. MacArthur Boulevard
Irving, TX

Interment Information

Brashear Cemetery
FM 2653
Brashear, TX
Interment Extra Info
2:00 PM Saturday, November 25, 2017