William Brooks Clower Jr. died August 5, 2010. He was 52 years old. He was born Oct. 2, 1957, to William B. Clower Sr. and Janet Griffith Clower.
Brooks was a graduate of Fayetteville High School, where he was a member of the football and track teams. He played power fullback, earning him the nickname “Power Clower.”
After graduating from Fayetteville High, he attended the University of Arkansas, where he received his bachelor’s degree in geology. He earned a Master of Science in geology and a Juris Doctor from the School of Law.
He then was employed by Southwestern Energy Co. where he became senior attorney during his 15-year tenure. In 2001 he was recognized for his outstanding service as chair of the Natural Resource Law Section. He then worked for Walmart legal department as an environmental/real estate attorney. He covered a vast territory and worked in a very determined and honorable manner until his resignation in 2003.
He was a member of Central United Methodist Church and served his church as a Sunday school teacher and usher. He coached Little League baseball.
He was preceded in death by his father William Brooks Clower Sr. He was survived by his mother Janet Clower, his best friend, Leigh Clower, as well as their two children, William Brooks Clower III and Evan Asbury Clower. He was also survived by his two sisters Nancy Clower and Anne Clower.
Memorial service was Aug. 11, 2010, at Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville under the direction of Moore’s Chapel in Fayetteville. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Hap Hairston, Read Hudson, Dr. Walter Manger, Web Darling, William Brooks Clower III, Hugh Kincaid, Kim Agee and Dr. Paul Nolan.
In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made to the University of Arkansas Geology Department, 113 Ozark Hall, Fayetteville, AR, 72701 and Central United Methodist Church, 6 West Dickson, Fayetteville, AR, 72703.