Clinton Roy Attaway, Sr.
Clinton Roy Attaway, Sr. departed this life peacefully in his home in Santa Fe, Texas on March 28, 2018 at the age of 88. He was born March 21, 1930 in Lockhart, Texas to Jesse Guy and Helen Mable Fake Attaway. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jesse Robert Attaway, Sr. and Donald Dene Attaway, Sr. and great grandson Bryce Daulton-Wayne Attaway. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Helen Jane Hall Attaway; sons Clinton Roy Attaway, Jr. and wife Sherry, David Burchell Attaway and wife Debbie, Bruce Wayne Attaway and wife Nancy; daughter Cindy Lou Scholwinski; grandchildren Carrie Jones, Marc, David, Bruce Jr., James and Richard Attaway, Michelle Odoms, Michael and Kenneth Scholwinski, and Donna Janks, and 22 great-grandchildren; and beloved sister Eva Ann “Penny” Chambers.
He graduated in 1949 from Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, Texas. Concurrent to attending high school, he served in the Texas National Guard from 1947 to 1950. In 1951, he completed the Basic Police Training Course at the Police School that was held at the University of Houston by the Houston Police Department. He attended Lee College in Baytown and the University of Houston for additional studies. He continued his service in the Army Reserve until 1953 where he received recognition for marksmanship. In his younger years, he worked as a movie usher at the old Metropolitan Theater in downtown Houston and claimed that was his favorite job. His mother, Helen, often doted on how handsome he looked in his uniform. He married Helen Jane Hall on September 23, 1951. While raising their family, Clinton coached baseball for his sons’ little league teams. He was also an avid life-long fan of the Houston Astros. He enjoyed travel and went on many trips with his family. He worked for Hughes Tool Company until his retirement in 1986. After retirement, he and his wife continued travelling and seeing the world. They ventured many places, both in the states and abroad. When travel slowed down, Clinton enjoyed spending time with his family and watching the Astros win their first World Series. Go ‘Stros!
A memorial service will be held at Springer-Macedonia Cemetery, 26000 Springer Cemetery Road, Hockley, TX 77447 at a later date.