David Crawford Clovis

David Crawford Clovis, 86, of Clarksburg, WV died at his home on Monday, December 23rd, 2019. Born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, on April 27, 1933, David is survived by his wife of 34 years, Katherine L. Clovis; his daughters Leslie Clovis Webster and her husband Stephen of Littleton, Colorado and Martha Clovis Manzo and her husband Al of Goleta, California; granddaughters Madeleine Crawford Webster and Carolyn Babcock Webster. He is also survived by five stepchildren and their families: Katy and Dave McGrann, Maggie and James of Richmond, VA, Elizabeth Sinsel and Terry McKenna of Afton, VA, Parry and Jeff Harvey, Pete, Emmy, Will, and Jonny of Kingston, TN, Sarah and Rich Locher, Hannah, Tom, and Tim of Pittsburgh, PA, and Chark and Laura Sinsel, Harrison and Lizzie of Clarksburg, WV.

David attended The Asheville School, received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, and graduated from the University of Virginia College of Law in 1959. David practiced law in West Virginia for 34 years. He began his career at Steptoe and Johnson PLLC in Clarksburg and then returned to his hometown of Parkersburg where he practiced with the law firm of Davis, Davis, Hall and Clovis. David returned to Steptoe and Johnson PLLC where he completed his career. He served his clients and profession with honor and grace. David’s love of sports and his commitment to the state of West Virginia was reflected in his service on the board of the WVU Foundation and continued as a Director Emeritus.

A private graveside service will be held on Friday, January 3rd at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Afterwards, friends will be received at the Parkersburg Country Club from 1:00-3:00. In addition, there will be a visitation with the family at The Clarksburg Country Club on Saturday, January 4th, from 12:30-3:00.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions to either WVU Medicine Hospice (327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330) or The ALS Association (Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022).