Clinton Russell Ooten II

Clinton R. Ooten II, 52, of Simpsonville, SC, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. 

Born in Williamson, WV, Clinton was the son of Clinton Sr. & Mildred Thompson Ooten. 

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three daughters, Madeline Ooten Osborne and her husband, John, Taylor Ooten, and Claire Ooten; one brother, Andrew Ooten; and two sisters, Iona Ooten, and Evelyn Ooten. 

One of Clinton’s greatest joys in life was his girls.  They were his everything, and he enjoyed spending time with them at Top Golf, Dave & Busters and Florida beaches.  He was a generous friend to many; always taking care of others before himself.  A graduate of West Virginia University, Clinton was also an avid fan of and never missed a Mountaineers football game.  

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 5:00 pm at in the chapel of Cannon Byrd Funeral Home – Simpsonville, with Pastor Scotty Anderson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Condolences to the family of Clinton Russell Ooten II

  • We are saddened to hear the passing of Clint. He was a good friend and will be greatly missed.Russ and Melissa Mullins

  • Barb Howard
    9 months ago

    So very sorry. Clint Clint was a fine man. I’m sure he is with his Savior now. I’m rating for the family. 💔

  • Dan Losch
    9 months ago

    I had the pleasure of working for Clint over the past nine years. Because of his HR background, Clint saw things from a different perspective than most. When I was about to enter a tough situation, I would always seek advice from the people person, Clint.

    Clint was able to help guide me through a very rough time with family matters. I needed his advice and he was always there for me.

    What I will miss the most is the greeting I got when Clint called. I would answer, as usual, with just my name. Clint’s response was, “What’s goin’ on?’

    Clint will be missed both professionally and personally.

    • Rick and I are broken-hearted to learn of Clinton’s passing. Praying that God holds your family in His arms and gives you comfort and peace through this terrible thing. He is able! We love you so much!

  • Michael Haag
    9 months ago

    Some men you just instantly know you will like from the first handshake. Clint was that kind of man. It’s hard to believe I’ll never shake his hand again and I will miss that for a long time to come.

    My heart goes out to his family, Sarah, and the girls.

  • He and his family were members at Plantation Baptist Church in Plantation Acres Florida where I knew him many years ago. I could see how sweet he was with his girls. His family will be in our prayers during this time.🙏

  • I have known the Ooten family my whole life. We all grew up in East End, Please know we are praying for you all. Mom sends her love and prayers too.
    Pam Martin James and family
    Wilma Jean Mullins Martin

    • Thank you Pam, your family and Wilma Jean for your kind words and prayers during this very difficult time in our lives. We loved our Clint Clint very much and cannot imagine life without him but out Lord and Savior will get us through this.

  • Dianne Poplin
    9 months ago

    I have worked with Clint for the past 10 years. As a matter of fact, he was one of two people who hired me!
    He was always kind to me and I could talk to him about anything!
    He will definitely be missed!

  • Tim Shearer
    9 months ago

    My brother in Christ, I will cherish the memories that we had together. May our Lord and Savior give the family strength, peace, and comfort.
    In Christ Love…Tim, Kathy, Brittany,
    Christina and Ashley Shearer

  • Kimberly Ooten Hymiller
    9 months ago

    Although our family has moved far apart and drifted way too far, my heart is breaking for my cousin who was always a great friend and like a brother to me…. My heart and prayers are with you guys. God Bless you all and give you strength.

  • Sis I am so sorry to hear of Clint’s passing. I loved him and I love you guys. Love and prayers

    • Thank you my Sister. Love and prayers is what we need an abundance of. Please remember Clint’s 3 precious daughters and all of our family…..we are suffering greatly.

  • Rick and I are broken-hearted to learn of Clinton’s passing. Praying that God holds your family in His arms and gives you His very special comfort and peace through this terrible thing. He is able. We love you so much.

  • Scotty Scott
    9 months ago

    Praying for his family and loved ones

  • Andrea Akers
    9 months ago

    My sincere condolences to your family. I still remember him as Clint Clint and all of his antics. I am so thankful for that blessed hope in knowing we will see him again. Our prayers are with during this difficult time.
    Andrea Yates Akers and the family of John Yates

  • Michael Dwyer
    9 months ago

    Deeply saddened by the news. Clint was a genuinely nice man, a good friend to many, just a great guy! My thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends. With sadness Michael Dwyer

  • On behalf of our entire team at Bluewater, please accept our heartfelt sympathies for Clint’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends. Clint was an essential part of our team and we share your loss. Clint wasn’t just a colleague, he was a friend to all employees. No matter their level, Clint treated them as an equal and as a friend.
    He will be truly missed by all of us.

  • Josh Pruitt
    9 months ago

    Clint will definitely be missed. He was, and remains a very pleasant part of so many lives. Wishing his family and loved ones the very best in these tough times.

  • Scott Walls
    9 months ago

    Very sad to hear about Clinton passing. We grew up together in Williamson. Kindergarten through our Junior Year. Classmates, Friends, and many games together on the football field. Clinton always had a big smile and personality to match. Will keep all the family and friends in our prayers.
    Scott & Rhonda Walls and Family

    • Evelyn Ooten
      9 months ago

      Hi Scott – it was so good to see this from you. Just this morning, we were remembering you and Clinton’s old East End class gang. Thank you for the kind words. I hope you and your family are doing well.

  • Deb Smith
    9 months ago

    Sending my sincere condolences to the Ooten family for your loss. I had the great pleasure of working with Clint at Bluewater for about 8 years. Clint had such an amazing laugh! He always arrived with his big smile, a joke or a hug. I’m so sad for you and sorry such a wonderful person is gone. Godspeed on his glorious journey to heaven!

  • Doug Blake
    9 months ago

    I am deeply saddened to learn about the passing of our friend, Clint. Please accept my sincerest condolences during this incredibly difficult time. Losing someone we care about is never easy, and my heart goes out to you and Clint’s family.

    Clint was not only loved by his family but also a cherished individual in many lives. His warm spirit, infectious laughter, and genuine kindness touched the hearts of those fortunate enough to know him. His loss will be felt deeply by all who had the privilege of sharing moments of joy and companionship with him. Clint and I were part of a group of friends at WVU that were inseparable. We studied, played, and spent most of our time with each other at some point. He was the most kind and generous spirit. He was a big football player and I was a science nerd but he saw through all that stuff and saw the person at their core. I am sure that why he did so well at HR and his career in general.

  • Cindy Howard
    9 months ago

    Thinking of all the wonderful stories Sharon told me about your Clint . Please know you are in my prayers . Love to all the Ooten family

    Cindy Spencer Howard

    • Thank you Cindy for your love and prayers. With wishes such as yours it encourages us to keep keeping on. This is the worst pain I have ever endured in all of my 81 years of life but I do not doubt Our God’s love for us and He will never put on us more that we can bear and I know He will be with us through all of this.

  • Joey Tackett
    9 months ago

    Rest in Peace my dear friend. I just found out yesterday evening of my old buddy’s passing and I’m heartbroken. Clinton and I went to school together, played ball together and worked together. We actually became best of friends after high school and during our college and early adult years. I am just devastated about it. I pray God’s blessings upon the entire Ooten family and his daughters and am so sorry. I’ll see you again Brother in a place where there is no more sorrow and no more pain! Love you Brother.

    Joey and Tabby Tackett

  • Dale Black
    9 months ago

    We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Clint he was always very kind to our family and could make you happy in sad times we will miss him greatly. Praying for all of the family and friends

  • Wallace VanHoose
    9 months ago

    To my brother/pastor in the Lord, I am truly lost for words. I have struggled over the past few days with you and your family on my mind. The friendship we had and all the good memories we all shared at SIBC. Watching your children grow and teaching them in Sunday School and the Halloween parties, the church dinners, horseshoe games. It’s like losing one of my own, I love you and Mildred and praying that God will give you the comfort to help you through these trying days. Your friend/brother in Christ,Wallace VanHoose.

  • Fran (Thompson) Cline
    9 months ago

    Mildred, I have been trying for several days to be able to say the right things about Clint. Every time I started to write something,, I would start crying. He was not only my boss at Sidney Coal, but he was a great friend. He was wise beyond years. His smile, that big laugh, I could just go on. But, you already know this. I have been thinking about you and the family. He loved you guys so much. Just remember, I am sending all my love and prayers for you and the family.. My heart goes out to his girls also.

    • Thank you Fran for your condolences. Yes you did know him because you described his beautiful smile and his laughter perfectly. I loved him very much and no words can express how greatly he will be missed. I do thank God for letting me have him for at least 52 years, wish it could have been more but God knows best. I will cherish the years that I did have him. I will see My Son again and that will be glorious and forever. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness.

  • Mark Stewart
    9 months ago

    So saddened to learn of Clint’s passing, I worked with Clint at GE. Blessed to know him and proud to call my him friend. He was always there to help me out when I needed him. I will always remember that big smile and laugh, rest in peace Clint Ooten. Prayers for his girls and the entire Ooten family. May God bless you with peace and comfort. Mark & Donna Stewart

  • Patti Bugher
    9 months ago

    Sending love and prayers of comfort to all of the Ooten family. I remember what a beautiful, loving child Clint was and I’ll always remember your kindness to me.
    My sincere condolences, Patti Bugher (Christy and Dawn’s mother).

    • Thank you Patti for your rememberance of my Clint. He was dear and precious to our family. He will always be a beautiful memory to us but it is still very hard on us with what has happened…..if it were not for God:’s love, mercy and grace we would not get through this because we loved him so much. Thank you for your kind words.

  • Doug Ward
    9 months ago

    To Clintons Family , Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. Clinton was a wonderful young man who certainly left his mark on the hearts of many. Prayers, Doug Ward

  • Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Ooten family. I had the pleasure of working with Clint at
    General Electric in Morristown, TN, while he was serving as our Human Resources Manager. Such a bright and talented friend he was. His pleasant demeanor and outgoing personality made him a joy to be around at work. My wife and I will always treasure the time we spent with Clint during his stay Morristown.
    May God Bless the Ooten Family and give them strength. ~Carroll & Cindi Blazer~

  • Edwin Duran
    9 months ago

    I met Clint in 1999 in Morristown, TN when I was transferred from Puerto Rico by GE. We made a great team and we created a great relationship that has lasted even though we have not seen each other for many years. I will remember him forever and hope we get to see each other one day in heaven. God bless you all and I pray that our Lord gives all you the peace that you all need. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  • Misty Marcum
    9 months ago

    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. I graduated 1 year after Clinton. He was truly a great person who was a friend to everyone and always had a bright smile on his face. I’ll be praying for all of his family

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