Born June 16th, 1961, in New Haven, Connecticut, son of Robert Louis and Carrie Lee (Hollenback) Clinkscales, died Monday, October 3rd, 2011, at the young age of 50 after a courageous battle against cancer.
Rich was a dedicated Comcast employee for 23 years. He loved to golf and was a loyal fan of the Dallas Cowboys and MSU Spartans. He also loved both Indy and NASCAR racing and was fond of all things Star Trek.
Surviving is his loving wife, Natalie “Tasha” (Bean) Clinkscales, whom he married on October 12th, 1991; their precious children, Sarah, Robyn, and Ryan; his mother, Carrie Clinkscales; two brothers, Bradford (Belinda) Clinkscales and R. Michael (Thomas) Clinkscales-Theis; brothers-in-law, Michael Bean, Andrew (Juli) Bean, Alexander (Cecelia) Bean, Matthew Bean; nieces and nephews, Carrie (John), Robert, Payne, Reggie, Sasha, Kara, Nikki, Taylor, Austin, Sheena, Derek; aunts, Roberta (Garry) Brickley, Carol (Stan) Thelen, Jamie (Bruce) Priser; uncle, Daryl (JoAnne) Hollenback; along with many cousins. Rich was preceded in death by his father, Robert Louis Clinkscales, Jr. in 1970; aunt, Georgianna Perkins; uncles, Richard Hollenback and Bobbie Hollenback.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th, 2011, at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow at Danby Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Estes-Leadley on Friday, October 7th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The Richard L. Clinkscales Children’s Scholarship Fund, c/o Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, 3777 West Rd., East Lansing, MI 48826.