Dr. William Creighton Claycomb

Published 4:53 pm Tuesday, February 2, 2016

OBIT William Claycomb

Memorial services for Dr. William Creighton Claycomb, 73, of Carriere, MS who passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016 will be held, February 6, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. in McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home.
Services are under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Bro. Carl Heberg will officiate at the service.
A native of Cincinnati, OH, Dr. Claycomb obtained his doctorate in Zoology from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1969. He pursued Biological Chemistry as a Research Associate at the Harvard Medical School, where he was
a NIH postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Claycomb then joined LSU Health Sciences Center where he was a professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He was also a proud and established investigator of the American Heart Association. Dr. Claycomb was a dedicated researcher and published numerous scientific articles in his field.
Apart from his work, Dr. Claycomb loved nature. Over the years, he released into the wild a number of injured owls and hawks that he nursed back to health.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Victoria Ann Burton-Claycomb; parents, Robert Claycomb and Laura Lentz Claycomb.
Left to cherish his memory are his brother, Dr. J. Barry Claycomb and family; daughter, Dacia Alice Claycomb and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The American Heart Association, https://donatenow.heart.org/.
Obituary, register book, and driving directions can be found on the Internet page, at www.mcdonaldfh.com.

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