November 3, 1933 ~ January 9, 2015

Born in: Davidson Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

The Rev. William D. Clodfelter, former pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Asheville, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015, at the age of 81. Rev. Clodfelter was born in Davidson Co. and was a son of the late William Alpheus and Barbara Ethel Conrad Clodfelter. He served in the U.S. Army and received his BA from Western Carolina University in 1966 and his Masters of Divinity from Duke in 1970. In addition to Trinity, he served a number of churches with the Western North Carolina Methodist Conference, including churches in Bryson City, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Drexel, and Clark's Chapel in Weaverville. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Uldrick Clodfelter; daughter, Melodie Welborn (Ed); son, Dan Clodfelter (Brenda Moore); two grandchildren, Jesse Welborn (Laura) and Rebecca Welborn. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Revs. Rodney Hagans, Rob Fuquay, and Darris Doyal officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Charlotte, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are thankful
    for your many years at Trinity. Bill married us in 1988 and will always have
    a special place in our hearts. Bless all of you at this time of loss.
    Love, Nancy and Greg

  2. Charlotte and family, sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was a favorite minister at Mt. Carmel You were both so helpful to our family at a time of tragedy and crises. Bill always came when called and gave grace, comfort, compassion, and insight. I fondly remember our trips to ‘Oberamegau Passion Play’ in Germany, and ‘Path’s of Paul’, in Greece, and celebrating your 50th Wedding in Hawaii. May God bless and comfort you in your loss.

  3. Charlotte, My thoughts and love are with you at this time. I have fond memories of your’s and Bill’s time at Mt. Pleasant. You were a musical gift to our church back then. We were Bill’s first appointment and I remember how he just fit right in with all of us. Love to you all, Martha Lou Hayworth

  4. I just came across a paper from Jan and discovered that your dad, my friend,
    Will had passed. I am so sorry to hear this.
    I met this wonderful, fiesty, somewhat defiant, sweet man about 10 years
    Years ago when he agreed to repair my embarrassingly broken computer
    and have been both a faithful customer as well as friend since.
    Again, I am so sorry for your loss, he will surely be missed.
    Nina Thomas
    Flat Rock


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