Johnnie Walton Cleckler

Published 8:27 pm Monday, August 1, 2011

Johnnie Walton Cleckler, 84, of Clanton died Sunday, July 31, 2011.

He was born Thursday, March 31, 1927, in Chilton County, son of the late J. Henry Cleckler and the late Rosie Lee Mims Cleckler.

He was a pipeline worker.


Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Laverne E. Cleckler of Clanton; daughter, Barbara (Allen) Smitherman of Clanton; son, Jimmy W. (Myra) Cleckler of Clanton; two grandsons, Brian (Wendy) Smitherman of Clanton and Chris Smitherman of Clanton; great-granddaughters, Emily, Taylor and Sydney Smitherman of Clanton; great-grandson, Brady Smitherman of Clanton; and two sisters, Elsie Mims of Verbena and Lettie Pearl Driver of Clanton.

He was preceded in death by his father, J. Henry Cleckler; mother, Rosie Lee Mims Cleckler; brothers, Rufus W. Cleckler, Horace W. Cleckler and James Rueben Cleckler; sisters, Flora Murr and Dora Bell Adams; great-grandson, Adam Christopher Smitherman; father-in-law, Carey Easterling; and mother-in-law, Cora Easterling.

Services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. at Sunshine Assem-bly of God with the Rev. Arthur Davis, the Rev. W.T. Cleckler and the Rev. Dale Collins officiating. Interment will follow in

Sunshine Assembly of God Cemetery in Clanton.

Martin Funeral Home directing. You may leave online condolences on the guest registry for the family at