Kenneth Edmund Clapp

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Kenneth Edmund Clapp, 51, entered eternal rest on Monday, June 5, 2023, in Stockdale, Texas. Kenneth was born March 9, 1972, in Fort Worth to Edmund and Pamela (Crenshaw) Clapp.

Kenneth grew up in Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, but was proud to be a Texan. He graduated high school from Rio Vista in 1991. He and Tracy were married in Chickasha, Okla., in 1995. His first ministry position was in Childress as a youth minister. He also worked as a youth minister in Choctaw, Okla., pulpit minister in Central City, Ky., and an education and involvement minister in Cleburne. Kenneth began serving as the pulpit minister in Stockdale in 2010, where he preached until his passing. He lived in Stockdale longer than he lived anywhere else in his life and considered it his home.

Kenneth enjoyed going to the beach, eating out, watching movies and documentaries, reading, and had a plethora of hobbies. What he enjoyed the most was spending time with his family. He was especially proud of his sons, Enoch and Noah.

Kenneth’s faith and relationship with God was the most important thing in his life and was evident in the way he treated others and his love for ministry. He never lost his passion to preach God’s Word and share His love with others. He continued to preach through his battle with cancer by recording sermons that could be shared with the congregation and online.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edmund Clapp; brother Conrad Paul Clapp; grandparents Emma Jane Cunningham, Herbert Leon Crenshaw, Lucy Faye Clapp, and Eugene Payson Clapp; niece Katelyn Pearce; and nephew Rain Pearce.

Kenneth is survived by his wife of 27 Years, Tracy LaDene (Tate) Clapp; his sons, Enoch Conrad Edmund Clapp and Noah Harvey Clapp; his mother, Pamela Clapp; brother Colby Clapp and wife Lisa; sister-in-law Helen Pearce and husband Matthew; brother-in-law Aaron Tate and wife Tanya; mother-in-law and father-in-law Wilfred and Glatha Tate; numerous nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives; and many friends.

Visitation with the family was held on Saturday, June 10, at 10 a.m. in the, Stockdale Church of Christ in Stockdale.

A funeral service was held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the church.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Stockdale Church of Christ.