HOPE, Ark. —
Dr. Prince E. “Ed” Claybrook, age 91, of Hope, passed away at his home, Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. Dr. Claybrook was born March 4, 1921, in Jackson, Tenn., to the late Lyn and Sarah Skinner Claybrook. He held a Doctorate of Ministry and was a Southern Baptist Pastor for 69 years, serving as interim pastor for 32 churches and Director of Special Ministries for the Illinois Baptist State Association from 1979 through 1990. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the HarMenizers Quartet, both in Hope.
Dr. Claybrook served his country as a soldier in the U.S Army, serving in the European Campaign during World War II. He traveled th.e world as a Senior Adult Conference Speaker and Senior Adult Consultant for Lifeway Resources SBC. He was a contributor and writer for Open Windows Daily Devotional Book. Dr. Claybrook was a past member, president and lieutenant governor of Golden K. He was appointed to the Judicial Review Board by Gov. Mike Huckabee. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying and later in life his hobby became spending time working and communicating on his computer.
Dr. Claybrook is survived by his wife of 69 years, Kathleen Dendy Claybrook of Hope, four sons, Dr. Douglass and Linda Claybrook of Terre Haute, Ind., Dr. C. David Claybrook of St. Louis, Gerry and Julie Claybrook of Scott, Ark., and Les and Barbara Claybrook of Hope; a brother, William Lyn and Dottie Claybrook of Gloucester, Va.; three sisters, Virginia Harrison of Manhattan, Kans., Martha Tidwell of Morris Town, Tenn., Mary Ann and Sam Haigis of Howe, Texas; nine grandchildren, Dr. Kevin Claybrook of Little Rock, Ark., Ms. Kara Claybrook of West Terra Haute, Ind., Patrick and Judy Claybrook of Irving, Texas, Jonathan and Aimee Claybrook of Wentzville, Mo., Kyle and Pepper Claybrook of Nashville, Tenn., Stephen and Camille Claybrook of Apex, N.C., Ben and Tiffany Claybrook of Gallatin, Tenn., Robert Claybrook of Shreveport, La., and Jeffrey and Chelsea Claybrook of Fort Smith, Ark.; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at Brazzel/Oakcrest The Funeral Home of Hope. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today, at First Baptist Church of Hope, Brother Mark Fischer will be officiating. Burial will be 12 noon, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at the Arkansas Veterans Cemetery, 1501 W. Maryland Ave., North Little Rock, Ark. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to: LIFE is for Everyone Unlimited, for mission work in Africa, 2161 Armitage Drive, St. Louis, MO 63136. Online guest-book: