Clarence Eugene Williams Sr. passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at the age of 83.
Clarence was born in Springfield, Ohio on January 17, 1938. Clarence attended Springfield Public Schools through the 10th grade and later obtained his GED. In 1955, he joined the United States Air Force, from which he was honorably discharged in 1958. After 28 years of service, he retired from Metropolitan Housing Authority in 2001. Clarence was loved by many and did not know a stranger. He would often say “it doesn’t cost a quarter to say hello”. Affectionately known at C-Dub, everyone knew who he was.
Clarence was an avid hunter, fisherman and gun and knife collector. He loved to dress and coordinate from head to toe, and would often say, “I don’t walk out the house unless I know I’m looking good!” Clarence had a big heart and was a caring and giving man. If you needed anything, and he had it to give, it was yours.
Clarence was one of the founding members of the 10 Degrees club. He was a man of many catchy phrases and one that he frequently quoted, which rings true is “The Lord takes care of babies and fools and I sure ain’t no baby.“
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents Olivia Enoch and James Reese; stepfather Harry A Enoch Sr.; daughter Canzetta Sneed; stepson Bruce Pace, great grandson Isaiah L Rucker; great granddaughter London J. Lynne Cameron; and sister Carolyn M. Seals. He leaves to celebrate his life; wife Arnita (Pace) Williams, seven children; daughters; Mary T. Bray, Anita J. Bray, Rosalyn Pullen and Sabrina L. Rucker, sons; Clarence E. Williams Jr., James R. Williams, and Michael A. Williams (Angie); stepdaughter Crystal Pace, brothers; Harry A. Enoch Jr., John C. Enoch (Cynthia), William L. Enoch’s sisters; Virginia L. Enoch (Trent) and Ann R. Morgan (John); a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends; and special granddaughter, Paris J. Rucker.
Devoted friends, Frank Swanson, Freddie Carson, Richard Phillips, Richard Roe, Connie Webster, Jackie Walker, and special friend Lisa Kennedy are also left to cherish his memory.
Visitation is Monday, October 4, 2021 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. in El Bethel Temple. Burial will follow on Ferncliff Cemetery with military honors.
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