Rodney  S. Claybrook

Rodney S. Claybrook

Thursday January 30th, 1930 - Wednesday October 28th, 2020
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Rodney S. Claybrook passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Born on January 30, 1930 in Crockett County, TN to Hobart and Allena Claybrook, Rodney was the youngest boy of their seven children. Educated in the public school system of Alamo, TN, he graduated from Central High School.

After serving in the US Army as Private 1st Class, Rodney received his Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Lane College and his Master’s in Education Degree from Middle Tennessee State University. He was an Administrator with the Chattanooga City School System up until his retirement in 1993 after 36 years in education.

At an early age he professed his faith in Jesus Christ, and after moving to Chattanooga, Tennessee, joined Warren Chapel AME Church where he was a member until his death.
He was a lifetime member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Incorporated and the Lillie White Lodge #293 P.H.A. He was an avid gardener, and pioneer CB Radio operator. He served on several boards including James A. Henry YMCA, Progressive Teachers Credit Union, and various other organizations.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Mildred J. Claybrook; parents, Hobart and Allena Claybrook; brothers, Augustus, Odessa, Maurice, Forrest; sisters, Iris Cobb and Farrar Apple. His life will forever be cherished in the lives of his daughter, Shara Claybrook, Chattanooga, TN; granddaughter, Dylann Claybrook, Chattanooga, TN; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, family and friends.

Public viewing will be held 1:30pm-5:30pm, Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the funeral home. Alpha and Masons services will follow. Funeral services will be held privately. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home. 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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Gracelia Moore

Posted at 09:13am
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Claybrook. He was my fifth grade teacher. I remember him also for the Volkswagen Beetle he drove at the time because he showed us that the engine was in the back of the car. He was a great teacher and a very nice upstanding man. My husband and I would see him at different times and would have brief conversations. My condolences to the family. Your family can be proud of him.

Cedric Malcom

Posted at 08:17pm
I've known Mr. Claybrooks for many years, he was a teacher of mine and my principal thru out my years in public school here in chattanooga.

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