Clarence Stone Jr, “Uncle Jr” was born on October 17, 1953 in South Bend Indiana to Quindora and Clarence Stone Sr. He peacefully departed this life at the age of 67 on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at his home surrounded by close family.
Clarence married his wife of 39 years, Dorothy Stone, on March 30, 1982. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, his children Bruce Haynes, Bryan Corley, L’Don Archie (Sherrice), Brent Archie (Stephanie), and Clarence Stone III, his special nieces Annanette Williams, Earleen Carter, Pamela Williams, Tina Carter, and Linette Luckett, his sister-in laws Esther Davis (Neal), Cynthia Coleman, Christine Coleman and Jeanie Macon. He also leaves an extended legacy of 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren whom he loved deeply, along with a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws, and friends including his special friends Wyman Macon, Selena Johnson, and John Harris.
He is preceded in death by his parents Quindora and Clarence Stone Sr, sister Lorretta Stone, sister-in law Bertha Mohammad, brothers-in-law Augusta Coleman and Arthur Coleman, and his beloved grandchild Jasmine Haynes.
Before retiring from his career with Freight Liner, Clarence obtained his Associates Degree as well as a CDL for truck driving. Being from South Bend, he was an avid Fighting Irish fan, and he spent a lot of time with his family watching Notre Dame football games. Clarence enjoyed entertaining others with his extravagant collection of music, at times allowing the whole neighborhood block to hear, even if they didn’t want to. He loved telling jokes and attending comedy shows. He wouldn’t admit it, but most of his jokes probably came from Comedy Central. Clarence regularly watched his favorite TV show Jeopardy, where he could amazingly answer most questions as quick as the actual contestants. He also took pleasure in cussin’ out occasional bad drivers. Clarence deeply loved all of his grandbabies and could be caught often attending their events and games, as well as taking them to the mall, to the mountain, or wherever they wanted. He would even slip them some cash every now and then. Clarence was a great dresser, and loved showing off his collection of suits, hats, shoes and rings. Clarence loved playing cards and dominoes with family and friends. He was a fierce competitor all the way until his last breath. Today, we crown you as Tunk Champ!
Clarence was covered in love and will be missed greatly! Love, Laughter and Legacy!
Memorials may be sent to Oasis of Praise International (1821 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd, Portland, OR 97214). The family of Clarence Stone would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of Clarence’s friends and family for their support, as well as the Oasis of Praise church family.
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