Brownlee "Clair" Borradaile
October 11, 1941 – March 12, 2019
Brownlee “Clair” Borradaile, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville after a lengthy illness. Clair was born on October 11, 1941, in Hamilton, Ohio, to Brownlee and Charlotte (Cline) Borradaile. He graduated from Dixon High School class of 1959 and retired from DANA Corporation, Richmond, Indiana, in 2006. In addition, he worked as a maintenance supervisor at Ansonia First Church of God for many years, security guard at Eldora Speedway for over 20 years, put countless grain bins around Ohio and Indiana and was a former auxiliary police officer for the City of Greenville. Clair served as the New Madison Police Chief and a paramedic for Greenville and Tri-Village Rescue Squads. He was truly a jack of all trades who lived life to the fullest. He also served tirelessly on mission trips around the world. He enjoyed woodworking in his spare time. Clair was a faithful member of Ansonia First Church of God and a member of the Gideons. Preceding Clair in death were both of his parents; his sister, Janet Borradaile; brother, Clayton Borradaile; and two great-grandsons. He is survived by his wife, Angela whom he married January 29, 1994; daughters, Tonja (William) Weatherspoon of Greenville and Sonja (Kenny) Elliott of Liberty, Indiana; son, Darlton (Michelle) Borradaile of Beavercreek, Ohio; 2 step-children, Nancy (Chris) Abrams of Heath, Ohio and David Mook of Greenville; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Ansonia First Church of God 750 South Main St. with Pastor Derek Specht officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Camden. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Humane Society 7053 State Route 49 North Greenville, OH 45331 or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation 230 East Ohio St. Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60611.
- Visitation Friday, March 15, 2019
- Visitation Saturday, March 16, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019
Brownlee "Clair" Borradaile
March 17, 2019
I came across a photo of my dad, Kent Hawkey, yesterday when he was around 8. It was a photo of him and another boy playing outside. The back of the photo said “Kent and Clair Borradaille”. Looks like they were childhood friends. I’m sorry for your loss. My dad passed in 2013.
I’d be willing to give you the photo if you’d like.
March 14, 2019
There's not enough room here to express all the memories I shared with Clair. From junior high school and high school at Dixon, playing golf together, being my best man at our wedding, going to the NHRA Nationals, taking me on my first flight in an airplane, several years together operating CB radios, nights sitting in his parents home singing and playing the player piano with them, many, many meals together and the list would go on and on.
Clair was always there when someone needed help or just someone to talk to. I have always been proud to call him a true friend for the past 65 years. I'm just sorry we can't be there for his going home celebration. His life was a blessing to so many people. Cherish those memories you shared with him and he will live in your heart forever.
I am so glad he met someone who we all need as a friend, Jesus Christ. Clair has gone on to claim his reward. He has earned his wings. Soar high, dear brother!