Richard Lee Clinkscales

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.

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Kris Hiatt
October 4, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I had the pleasure of working with Rich for many years and have come to know him as a kind, good natured, and good spirited person. Whether it was talking about work topics, family, or golf, I enjoyed our many conversations.
My deepest condolences to his family, he will be missed.

Denise Kehren
October 4, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. His legend will live on with all of your wonderful memories and every time you look at those 3 beautiful children! Natalie – you are such an inspiration. You are a wonderful mom, loving spouse and such a beautiful person inside and out!! Praying for some peace at this difficult time….Denise

Heather Hicks
October 5, 2011 at 9:47 am

Natalie I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time.

Cheryl (Rowles) Pace
October 5, 2011 at 2:07 pm

To Carrie, Brad & Michael;

I am very saddened to hear about this loss. Wish I had known he was so sick. I think about those years we spent in CA together often as kids. My heart aches that you have to go through this loss and I wish I could be there to help. He was a great friend and I will miss him.

Ted and Ashly"'Priser"' Blakely
October 5, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Tasha, I’m so sorry for the loss of Richard, my heart aches and goes out to you and the kids, you and the kids are in my prayers, i hope you find some peace in knowing he is in a better place, and will always watch over you and his children. Remember the good memories and hang on to them to help you learn to be at peace and now that its not good bye, but until you meet again. Love Ashly Blakely AKA Priser.

Jules (Bellinger) Foltz
October 5, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Tasha, I am so sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen you in forever, but I WILL see you this weekend. I just wish it could be under better circumstances. I hope we can get together another time to catch up, after things slow down for you. My heart and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Carl Andrews
October 6, 2011 at 1:17 am

Tasha & Family,
Please accept my condoloences. Our prayers are with you and all of your family. Carl Andrews

Debra nadeau
October 6, 2011 at 5:47 am

I had the pleasure of knowing you at Comast. You are a wonderful man. I remember our chats about the Redwings. I’m going through this with Brian now. You two will be able to talk about Hockey & Golf soon. Good bye my friend and God bless you and your family.

Charles Walker
October 6, 2011 at 7:39 am

My condolences to the Clinkscales and Bean Families. Rich lived life as it was meant to be, to the fullest. May you R.I.P.

Lisa Bosanic
October 6, 2011 at 10:10 am

We love you and are thinking and praying for you and the kids!

Susan Henley
October 7, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Dear Robyn,

All your classmates have missed you so and they send their love and hugs. I just wanted you to know I am praying for you and your family. Take your time, we know we will see you back at school.

Mrs. Henley

marian struin
October 8, 2011 at 12:13 pm

My thoughts are with all who were fortunate enough to have known Rich. The depth of your sorry is also the depth of your love.


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