Joseph A. Claborn, 73, of Milton died on Tuesday March, 5 2013 at home. He was born Sept. 13, 1939 in Jackson County, MO to Jess and Bonnie McLingin Claborn and married Donna Sherl April 30, 1962. She died Dec. 4, 1986.
He grew up in Arkansas and Oklahoma, served in the U.S. Navy and was an architectural draftsman until ill health caused his retirement. He moved to Milton in 2004.
Surviving are a son, Tim Claborn of Hominey, OK, three daughters, Therese Rawlinson (Doug) of Bartlesville, OK, Tammy Roy (Todd) of Tulsa, OK and Patricia Gray (Thadd) of Milton, 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a brother, John Newman (Barb) of Sand Springs, OK. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Lloyd and David Newman.
His body has been cremated. A memorial service and interment of cremains will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, OK at a later date.
Memorials to the family may be mailed to 1002 North Main St., Milton, IA 52570. Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is assisting the family.