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John Clinkscales biography: 13 things about US Navy veteran born in Talladega, Alabama

John Dixon Clinkscales was born in Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama, United States to John Wilks Clinkscales and Norma Clara Horn Clinkscales. He was a charter and board member of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Clinkscales was also a member of the National Association of Accountants, the Troup Travelers Camping Club, the National Camping Organization and the Optimist Club. He was retired from Milliken and Company

A U.S. Navy veteran, Clinkscales served in World War II. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was 4 years younger than his brother James Edward Clinkscales and 13 years older than their sister Betty Sue Clinkscales Bradford. He was 3 years older than his wife Mary Louise Davenport Clinkscales. They have one son together.
  2. On January 12, 1940, his grandfather Louis Milton Clinkscales died in Calcis, Shelby County, Alabama at age 79.
  3. On December 24, 1941, his grandmother Alive Valera Spruiell Clinkscales died in Shelby County at age 69.
  4. In 1953, Mary gave birth to their son Kyle Wade Clinkscales.
  5. On September 11, 1954, his grandfather Charlie M. Horn in Talladega at age 74.
  6. In 1962, he and Mary moved to LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia, USA.
  7. On September 2, 1963, his grandmother Willie Ann Elizabeth Neighbors Horn died in Talladega at age 80.
  8. On July 29, 1974, his mother died in Talladega at age 72.
  9. On January 27, 1976, his son Kyle planned to drive from LaGrange to Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama but never arrived there. On February 1, 1976, he and Mary went to Kyle’s apartment in Auburn and later reported their son missing to police in Auburn and LaGrange.
  10. He initiated the Find Me, Inc. program, which was recognized by Ronald Reagan, who served as the 40th U.S. president from 1981 to 1989. On June 27, 1984, he and Mary met with Reagan at The Oval Office in Washington, D.C., USA.
  11. On November 15, 1986, his father died in Talladega at age 88.
  12. On June 21, 1993, his brother James died at age 71.
  13. On May 13, 2007, he died at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange at age 82.

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