Paul Maurice Claypool

Paul Maurice Claypool


Paul Maurice Claypool, age 94, of Hamilton, MO, passed away at his home on Dec. 9, 2021. He moved to Hamilton seven years ago and previously lived in Polo and the state of California.

Paul was born on Mar. 8, 1927, in Pleasant Hope, to Virgil and Minnie (Neff) Claypool.  After graduation from high school, he honorably served his country during World War II in both the Army and Air Force, serving in Germany at the end of the war. He worked for and retired after 32 years of service from General Motors in Kansas City, where he worked in the painting department and held a supervisory position.  

He was a member of the Polo American Legion, a member of the Hamilton Church of Christ, and he loved music, playing his guitar, animals (but especially his dog, Molly), and restoring old cars. He also enjoyed gardening and he and his wife, Marcy, owned and operated the Claypool Nursery and Greenhouse in Polo for a number of years.  

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; stepson, Mike Conner; two sisters; and three brothers.

On April 8, 1989, he married Marcy McNabb in Orange, CA. She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include his children, Paul Allen Claypool, Roger Claypool, Diane Decker and Michele Carroll; sister, Ruth Sturdevant of Fullerton, CA; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Cremation has been entrusted to Bram Funeral Home of Hamilton. A memorial service will be held at the Hamilton Church of Christ. Memorials may be made to the Hamilton Church of Christ in Paul's memory.  

The Caldwell County News

101 South Davis
P.O. Box 218
Hamilton, MO 64644
Phone: 816-583-2116

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