Clarence Edgar Richard

Born: Wed., May 22, 1918
Died: Sat., Nov. 19, 2011


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 21, 2011
Location: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Nov. 22, 2011

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Mr. Clarence Edgar Richard, 93, of Bostic, died Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Hospice House, Forest City.
He was the widower of Lois Fortenberry Richard, who died in 1981, and son of the late Wesley and Susie White Richard. Clarence served in WW II in Company A 2nd Infantry 5th Division of the Army. His service included battles in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Ardennes. Clarence earned the Eamet Campaign Medal with 4 bronze service stars and was the recipient of the Purple Heart.  He was a POW for 3 months in Germany. Upon his return to the United States and to civilian life, he made a living as a farmer and painter.
He is survived by three daughters, Ruth Dobbins of Bostic, Mary Flynn and her husband Ed of Louisville, KY, and Wanda Whisnant and her husband Scott of Garner, NC; four sons, Tommy Richard and his friend Cynthia Grayson, Howard "Joe" Richard and his friend Christine Yount, and Roger "Bo" Richard and his wife Wanda, all of Ellenboro, and Robert Richards and his wife Carrell, of Waxhaw,NC; his sister, Lillie Wray of Valdese; there are 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
The Funeral will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at New Home United Methodist Church in Casar. Rev. David Miner and Dr. Robert Toney are to officiate. The body will lie in state thirty minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The Visitation will be from 6 PM until 8 PM Monday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
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Reba Wray Berry
   Posted Mon November 21, 2011
Uncle Clarence was definitely a unique person and I know you will miss him.
I have fond memories and I know you have "Precious Memories". God bless
each of you my cousins and know you are in my prayers.

Linda Byrd
   Posted Mon November 21, 2011
I am praying for your family during this difficult time. I am a friend and coworker of Tina White. God Bless!

gail bailey
   Posted Mon November 21, 2011

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.


Wanda L. Eaker
   Posted Mon November 21, 2011
Ruth, I am praying for you and your family. May God bless you all. Wanda

Eugene Richard
   Posted Tue November 22, 2011
Lu Ellen and I send symathy to all of our Cousins (childred of Uncle Clarence). Perhaps I have more memories of Uncle Clarence than other cousins. Like, when living at Grandpaws and Grannys, uncle Clarence giving me a silver dollar to walk in the snow barefoot from our house to Grandpaw's. I did it. Like him taking me catfishing in Grandpaw's creek, pulling red worms out of a Prince Albert tobacco can, spitting tobacco juice on the worm to make the fish bite. Many stories of his being in Germany during WWII. Dad not killing a hog unless Clarence could help. The list goes on---
May God's grace and blessings be with all of you.

Michelle Leazer
   Posted Tue November 22, 2011
Clarence was a good man! Sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you at this time.

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