Facebook forums for various jr high and high schools where Robert Clendenin served as principal including Bessemer High School, Bessemer Jr, Aycock Jr and Page High School are all sounding the news that Bob died at 6:05 PM tonight.
Bob was friends with my parents, attended Bessemer United Methodist Church for many years and a fixture in the Bessemer Community where I grew up and live today. He was my principal at Bessemer Jr and Aycock Jr High Schools as well as an old friend.
I'll never forget riding home from school in his '66 Thunderbird after staying after school or the way Bob swung his paddle.
He will be missed.