Robert E. Clutts

Robert E. Clutts

Sept. 29, 1930 – March 17, 2019

Robert E. Clutts, longtime Alaska resident and owner of the Anchor River Inn in Anchor Point, died Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida.

He was surrounded by members of his family as he peacefully transitioned to the next life, the family wrote.

Bob joined the United States Army as a teenager at the end of World War II and would eventually serve as a Combat Medic in the Korean War and receive a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat. Bob was transferred to the Territory of Alaska where he would serve prior to being discharged. He loved the Alaskan life, including hunting and fishing, and while he spent most of his time in Florida in recent years, he would always consider Alaska his home.

After the Army, Bob would eventually settle in Anchor Point where he would own and operate the Anchor River Inn for over 40 years.

Bob was well known in the community and around the state not only as a successful businessman but also for his participation in a number of community and civic organizations. Less well known was his charitable giving which was almost always done in a quiet, personal way that lifted others and not himself.

Bob is survived by his wife, Simonne, daughter, Linda; sons, John and Jesse; as well as many others that he loved and who considered him a father or a brother.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Eastern Time Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 1201 N. Beneva Rd., Sarasota, FL 34232

Portions of the service may be broadcast live to the Facebook group: “In loving memory of Robert Earl Clutts”

Friends and family may also write stories and remembrances to this group before the service.