Clouse, James P.
James P. Clouse, 96, of Blacksburg, Va. passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 10, 2019. He is survived by his children, Ellen (Rick), Jim, Susan and Peter; his grandchildren, Bryan (Kelly), April, Matthew, Seth, Rachel, John and Ethan; and his great-grandchildren, Avery and Charlie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara in 2012.
James was full of life, loving, caring, compassionate and always optimistic. He lived his life fully, a Boilermaker and Hokie until the end. He always described himself as a teacher but everyone knows he was so much more – farmer, world traveler, distinguished professor, woodworker, friend and neighbor. He served as a Sergeant in the 27th Army Air Forces Base Unit out of Ft. Sam Houston, Texas during World War II. He earned his degrees at Purdue University and after teaching Ag Education there until 1973, he came to VA Tech to head the Ag Ed department until 1978. He retired in 1987 and began his second career as a craftsman/woodworker.
A graveside service and burial will be 1 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, 5550 Bagging Plant Rd, Dublin, Va. 24084. A memorial reception will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Roanoke Valley Presbyterian Church, 1532 Catawba Rd, Blacksburg, Va. 24060. At a future date, a memorial service will be held in Hope, IN where he was born.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roanoke Valley Presbyterian Church or the James P. Clouse Scholarship in Agricultural Education Endowment at Purdue University, Dick and Sandy Dauch Alumni Ctr, 403 West Wood St, W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2007.