Next Club Meeting: monthly meetings Tuesday, November 10 at 6.30 PM
This page is dedicated to our friends and fellow Corvettes of Clarksville members who have passed away. We honor each individual and their friendship, and will always remember the great times brought together by the love of Corvettes.
CPT James "Jim" Grater (Ret) age 75, passed away on April 17, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Jim was born in Lebanon, IN.
Jim retired from the Air Force after 26 years of service. After retirement he spent countless hours helping veterans and their causes. The DAV, MOAA, TVET, American Legion, VFW, and the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition just to name a few. He also loved being a part of Corvettes of Clarksville since July 2015, the Welcome Home Veterans Week, and TVETS Annual Veterans on the Hill.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Laura Greer Grater, past Corvettes of Clarksville President (2019).
United States Marine Corps veteran, George “Russ” Russell Newman, age 72, of Clarksville, passed away August 26, 2020, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Russ was born December 24, 1947, in Florala, Alabama. Russ and his wife Bridgette joined Corvettes of Clarksville along with their black 1999 C5 convertible which Russ enjoyed showing off to Corvette enthusiasts. Russ was a soft spoken person who attended meetings and activities and made them better by his presence. Members that knew him will miss him.
He was born on May 31, 1941 in Italy to Anelio and Annetta Ragnacci Lisandrelli. Angelo served 4 years in the United States Navy and then retired from the Army Reserves. He was involved with the local DAV, American Legion, and a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Angelo or “AJ” was also a long time member of Corvettes of Clarksville since October 2014. AJ was proud of his black C7 Z51 optioned coupe and made sure it sparkled clean when participating in various patriotic events locally and afar. He was one to gladly help out the Corvette club when asked. He will be missed.