James Record (Jim) Clowe, 84, of Cumming, Ga., went to be with the Lord on Sept. 14, 2015.
Jim was born in Ardmore, on Jan. 1, 1931. Upon graduation from Ardmore High School, he attended Oklahoma University on a Naval ROTC scholarship. He enjoyed membership in the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and earned a degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1952. Over his 53-year career in the oil industry, he worked on projects on five continents.
Jim had a passion for the oil business, having followed in his father’s footsteps; however, his career was secondary to his love for God and his devotion to his family. On two occasions, he left his work in the oil fields to serve as a lay pastor in two Christian communities within the Episcopal Church. Over the years, he and his wife opened their home to whosoever the Lord sent, resulting in a large extended family.
Jim was a great sports enthusiast and avid tennis player and fan, enjoying many years on the courts with his family and friends. His other interests included serious tournament bridge, reading and cheering on his beloved Oklahoma Sooners.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Edward Clowe; his mother, Betsy Brown Clowe; and his brother, Charles Edward Clowe Jr.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Jane Webb Clowe. They were married in Dallas, on Oct. 29, 1955.
He is also survived by his five children, Betsy Carroll and her husband, Tom of Pensacola, Fla., David Clowe and his wife, Michelle and Paul Clowe and his wife, Karen of Jacksonville, Fla., Ellen Wood and her husband, Eric of Denver, and Sarah Barnes and her husband, Rob of Suwanee, Ga. Jim was fondly called Pappy by his 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his sister-in-law, Sue Clowe of Ardmore; two nephews, Charlie Clowe and Brad Clowe; and two nieces, Ann Jobe and Amy Traughber.
On Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, there will be a communion service at the Anglican Mission Church, 609 N. Alcaniz, St., Pensacola, FL 32501. There will be a viewing at 9 a.m. and the service at 10 a.m. This celebration will be followed by a burial ceremony at Bayview Memorial Park on Scenic Highway.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Perimeter Church, Victor’s Missionary Fund or to Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen, 257 E. Lee St., #A, Pensacola, FL 32503.
Services under the direction of Roswell Funeral Home.