Leslie Ray "Charlie" Clawson, 86, of Dillwyn, Virginia, passed away on December
27, 2020 at 12:20 p.m. He was born May 12, 1934 in Jonesville, Virginia to Doe
Clawson and Zella Loekart Clawson.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, 6 brothers, and two sisters. He is
survived by his twin sister Jessie Clawson Smyth of Pennington Gap, Virginia and
her family and his special friend of 46 years, Evelyn Ownby Trent of Dillwyn,
Virginia and her family.
With over 34 years of service, Charlie retired from the Virginia Department of
Corrections in 1991. He held many positions within the department, including
those of Warden at the Rustburg Correctional Facility and Caroline Correctional
Facility. He served his country in the United States Army following the Korean
Charlie was an avid hunter who also loved to fish, build things, and tend his
garden. Although he did not have children of his own, he was a wonderful and
devoted father, who loved and cared for Evelyn's children, grandchildren, and
great-grandchildren like they were his very own.
Due to Covid-19, a Memorial/Celebration of Life will be held at a later date