Charles Clapp Obituary (2022) – Greensboro, NC

Clapp, Charles Marvin

Charles “Marvin” Clapp, 88, of Greensboro, NC, passed away on December 26, 2021 at his residence.

A family visitation will be held at the Mount Pleasant Church Fellowship Center, 5120 Burlington Road Greensboro, NC, 27405, on Sunday, January 2, 2022, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The memorial service will take place on Monday, January 3rd, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Mount Pleasant Church, followed by a memorial service in the Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery. It is requested to follow the Covid precautions including social distancing.

Marvin was born in Greensboro, NC to Charlie G. and Cora M. Clapp. He grew up in the McLeansville Ward and graduated from McLeansville High School. Marvin grew up on the family farm with his older sister Elizabeth Ann, younger brother David, and younger sister Dorothy. He married the love of his life, Sylvia Fryar. Marvin and Sylvia had two sons, Alan and Andy. They were devoted parents and grandparents who, like the crops on the farm, provided love, care, and cultivation.

Marvin was a farmer and volunteer firefighter with the McLeansville Fire Department all his life. He served many years on the board of directors of the McLeansville Fire Department and served as treasurer of the board for 47 years. Marvin and David were named Guilford County’s Outstanding Farm Family of the Year in 2000.

Marvin had died before his wife Sylvia; Parents, Charlie and Cora Clapp; Sisters Elizabeth Ann Norris and Dorothy Guffey; Brother-in-law Eddie Norris and nephew Greg Norris.

He leaves behind the sons Alan (Amy) Clapp and Andy (Lisa) Clapp; Grandson, Drew, Alana, Heath, Spencer, and Gwyneth; Brother David (Emily) and brother-in-law Woody Fryar (Jean). A large number of nieces and nephews also survived.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and used for the Sylvia Clapp Mission Endowment Fund.

Expressions of condolences can be made online at

Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel serves the Clapp family.

Published by Greensboro News & Record on January 2, 2022.

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