Ronald L. Clatterbuck

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Ronald Lee Clatterbuck, 75, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Born Dec. 31, 1937, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Reuben Lee and Esther Mae Hurst Clatterbuck. Also preceding him in death was his wife, Brenda Gail Kidwell Clatterbuck.

He attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs. He was a 1956 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Shepherd College. He retired as a teacher and coach from Berkeley Springs High School. He had coached baseball and football, continued to work as a substitute teacher and remained active with the athletic department. He and his father founded and operated “Honey C Stables” in Berkeley Springs and founded the Morgan County Saddle Club. He was a member of the West Virginia Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, was a licensed thoroughbred trainer and was an outfitter for the American Forestry Association. He had operated the riding stables at both Coolfont and Cacapon State Park and had been featured in articles about his trail rides in “Southern Living” magazine and “The Baltimore Sun.”

Surviving are one daughter, Kelley Lynn Moss and husband Bill of Hume, Va.; one son, Ronald Ross Clatterbuck and wife Stacy of Honey C Stables in Berkeley Springs; a stepson, Kevin Allen Kidwell of Paw Paw; one brother, William Nelson Clatterbuck of Berkeley Springs; three stepsisters, Heidi Elizabeth Perry and Venetia Ann Holland, both of Berkeley Springs, and Stacey Kyle Barnes of Cross Junction, Va.; two grandchildren, Chaston Ross Clatterbuck and Caybrie Lane Clatterbuck, both of Berkeley Springs and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Wednesday, April 3, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union St., Berkeley Springs. In addition, the funeral home will be open from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. for the convenience of everyone.

Friends will also be received one hour before the funeral service, which will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, at Berkeley Springs High School gym, 149 Concord Ave., with lay speaker Kenneth James Mason officiating.

Interment will be in Greenway Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Ronald L. Clatterbuck Baseball Scholarship Fund, c/o Berkeley Springs High School Athletic Department, 149 Concord Ave., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

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