Claude H. Small
July 25, 1937 - April 13, 2017 Claude Howard Small of Vestavia Hills, went to be with his heavenly father on April 13th 2017. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 12:00 PM and a Memorial Service immediatley following at 1:00 PM at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church Rutland-Memorial Chapel. Reverend Butch Williams will be officiating. Claude is survived by his wife of 55 years: Dianne Showers Small and children: Gray Raymond Small of Panama City, Florida, Scott Alan Small of Vancouver, Canada, and Paige Allison McGill of Vestavia Hills, Alabama. He has 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Claude was a loving husband, a generous father, a friend and mentor to many, a warm welcoming man to everyone he met. He loved his time at Vanderbilt where he played football and was an SAE. He was a man of faith. He read and lived the Word daily. He served as an usher at Vestavia Hills United Methodist church for over 50 years. He invested himself deeply into his community and the city of Vestavia Hills as their insurance consultant for several mayors and councils, Claude served in the Vestavia Hills Rotary Club and lived his life according to their motto- "service above self". In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following: Alzheimer's Research Foundation or Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.
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