Clint VanDave Anderson, 66. of Akron Ohio, passed away April 13, 2023. He was born in Evansville, Indiana and lived previously in Cary, NC; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta Georgia Area; Carrollton, Texas; and Louisville, Kentucky. He joins his mother, Ruth (Berk); father, Melvin; oldest brother, Mark; and niece, Baby Nora in Heaven.
Clint was the 2nd oldest, much-loved brother of 6 children. He will be loved and missed by his longtime companion of 20+ years, Francine; sister Kathleen (LaManna); brothers, Steve, Glenn (Judy) and Kevin (Kelly); father to Melissa and Jessica; grandfather to Stella, Arri, Sebastian and Andrew; uncle to Nichole, Krystin, Scarlett, Kasey, Karleigh, Kody, Kora Ann, Kyler, Rachael, Rebecca and Renee.
Clint attended Snapfinger Elementary and Columbia High School in Decatur Georgia, graduating from R.L. Turner High School in Carrolton, Texas. He returned to Georgia to begin his career in construction where he enjoyed his work as a carpenter. Clint left Georgia to be closer to family in the Cary, North Carolina area where he met his best friend and companion, Francine. They later relocated to Akron, Ohio.
Clint felt most at peace in nature, where God’s natural gifts had more meaning than material things ever did.
He was a talented artist in his youth, liked sports and was a consummate music man. Clint’s favorite, the Allman Brothers Band, competed with his older brother Mark’s Rolling Stones for music play. Travellin’ Man by the Rolling Stones played in the background of his evening to Heaven as if Mark was saying, ‘come on little brother’. Another of Clint’s favorites, Lynard Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama”, heard shortly after…he let us know he was Home in Heaven. Serendipity as he might say.
Clint was charismatic and charming - he always knew exactly who he was. His kindness and patience blended with an aptitude for knowing obscure information; appetite for observation and learning what he was interested in was clearly unique to him. Clint knew a little bit about everything, a lot about some things, and especially what mattered most in life. He was devoted caring for his Mom while she battled ALS, was devastated at the sudden loss of his oldest brother Mark 2 years ago, and as the 2nd oldest of 6 children, remained committed to staying close to all of his siblings. Clint made it his mission to call his family routinely from the gentle breeze of his front porch with his many beloved pets beside him.
A philosopher of sorts in a simple way, Clint’s “profound” words either brought a thought to those who heard or quick laughter to his humor or wit, often not sure as he just smiled. If he didn’t say it, he thought it, “don’t overthink it.” Clint: quiet, contemplative or talkative, insightful. Either way, he was genuine and a gift to us all. Clint, you are a “rambling man.” We love you forever and always.
The Allman Brothers Band – Ramblin'Man album: Brothers And Sisters (1973)
Lord, I was born a ramblin' man
Tryin' to make a livin' and doin' the best I can
And when it's time for leavin'
I hope you'll understand
That I was born a ramblin' man.
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