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Clarence J. Davis
October 18, 1935 ~ January 2, 2021 (age 85)

GLENFIELD – Clarence J. Davis, 85, of Oliver Place, Glenfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at the Lewis County General Hospital where he was being treated for Covid.

Clarence was born on October 18, 1935, in Glenfield, New York, to the late James and Korilla VanAlstine Davis.  After attending General Martin High School in Glenfield, he worked on area farms before being drafted in the U.S. Army and serving in Germany from 1958 to 1960.  For thirty-six years, he worked for Hoffman and Dudo as a cheese maker before accepting a job at South Lewis Central School as a cleaner, a position he held for six years.  He retired in 2001.

A huge wrestling fan, Clarence couldn’t get enough of WWE Wrestling.  In addition, he enjoyed watching football and basketball.  Most of all, however, he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by Jean, his wife of over fifty-eight years; his children, Elaine Davis, and her husband, Mike Hardy, of Rome; Korilla Larkins, and her significant other, Chuck Kline, of Glenfield, and Clarence II and Danielle Davis, of Glenfield; a son-in-law, Kent Patterson, of Greig; a brother, David Davis, of Boonville; two sisters, Inez Briggs, of Sandy Creek, and Gladys Howard, of Port Leyden; a sister-in-law, Joan Davis, of Lowville; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; as well as by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Patterson; a grandson, Douglas Patterson; a great-grandson, Bryan Jasek; two sisters, Alma Davis, who died at age 15, and Laura Korilla Davis, who died in infancy; five brothers and their wives, Ray and Evelyn, Herbert and Alma, Leonard and Inez, Lansing, and Robert Davis; and a sister-in-law, Chris Davis; as well as by a brother-in-law, Jerry Howard.

Because of the pandemic, funeral services will be held at a later date.  Spring burial with military honors will be held in the Turin Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the 3-G Fire Department, P.O. Box 112, Glenfield, New York 13343; or to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19178-1352.

Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville, New York, 2020.

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