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Clarence Abner

June 5, 1941October 29, 2020
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Clarence Abner, age 79, of White Lake, died Thursday, October 29, 2020, at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Florence; his two children: Gary Abner, and Barry (Tammy) Abner; his seven grandchildren: Sheana Abner, Shaya (Billy) Brandenburg, Gary Abner, Barry (Bristolle) Abner, Jr., Brooklyn Abner, and Brenden Abner; his seven great-grandchildren: Teagan, Pheonyx, Kayden, Kennedy, Lincoln, Daphne, and Esme; and his two siblings: Ernestein and Irene.

Clarence was born on June 5, 1941, in Barbourville, Kentucky, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Criss and Shelly (Valentine) Abner. Growing up, Clarence lived down the road from Florence Smith. The two began dating, fell in love, and were married on August 5, 1960. Clarence worked as a plant manager at Owen and Mowrey from 1960 until his retirement in 1989. In his free time, Clarence enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He also bred and raised beagles in his free time and was featured in several different hunting and fishing magazine publications.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Criss and Shelly; his brother, Bob; and his sister, Wilma.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, Highland Chapel, 3295 East Highland Road, Highland, Michigan 48356. Clarence’s family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends on Tuesday from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm, and again on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

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bruce fox

November 3, 2020

Clarence was a cherished member of the Oakland Beagle Club, he attended the meetings even though he had a long drive. Clarence helped out at our Licensed Field Trials and was present for our work bees.
Clarence will be in our thoughts and we will cherish the memories of him.
Rest in Peace Clarence, thinking of you!

President Bruce G. Fox and all members of the Oakland Beagle Club

Carrie Rutkowski (Koc)

November 3, 2020

You were always kind and a gentleman. The first time I met you you we became good friends until you brought me Spike then Charlie then Jadee then Bo then bred Jadee to amazing lil guy Cooper then we became family. I will never forget the road trip taking her there. I enjoyed our conversation and got to know you better. I will always miss you and your harassing me about spoiling my dogs. You always knew they had a loving and kind home. Clarence I will miss you my friend You always spoke of Florence with so much respect and love. The boys as well you were a fabulous family man and loved them dearly. Hope there’s rabbits and beagles in heaven for you to enjoy!

Wendy Hewitt

November 1, 2020

Our condolences to all of the Abner family. We have fond memories of bowling with Clarence. He was fun to hang out with and always made us smile. We can't attend his services but we will keep all of you in our prayers. He will be missed.

Steve and Wendy Hewitt

Kim Abner

October 31, 2020

I’ll never forget all are swirlie fights we had, he never got me but he tried 🤣🤣🤣 Also all the times I would stay up all night and catch night crawlers so him and my daddy could fishing. I’m gonna miss you always asking me when we gonna open that pizza place. I’m gonna miss you all in general I love ya uncle Clarence ❤️❤️❤️Tell my daddy I love and miss him very much too❤️❤️❤️RIH UNC

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Biography

Clarence Abner, age 79, of White Lake, died Thursday, October 29, 2020, at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Florence; his two children: Gary Abner, and Barry (Tammy) Abner; his seven grandchildren: Sheana Abner, Shaya (Billy) Brandenburg, Gary Abner, Barry (Bristolle) Abner, Jr., Brooklyn Abner, and Brenden Abner; his seven great-grandchildren: Teagan, Pheonyx, Kayden, Kennedy, Lincoln, Daphne, and Esme; and his two siblings: Ernestein and Irene.

Clarence was born on June 5, 1941, in Barbourville, Kentucky, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Criss and Shelly (Valentine) Abner. Growing up, Clarence lived down the road from Florence Smith. The two began dating, fell in love, and were married on August 5, 1960. Clarence worked as a plant manager at Owen and Mowrey from 1960 until his retirement in 1989. In his free time, Clarence enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He also bred and raised beagles in his free time and was featured in several different hunting and fishing magazine publications.

Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Criss and Shelly; his brother, Bob; and his sister, Wilma.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, Highland Chapel, 3295 East Highland Road, Highland, Michigan 48356. Clarence’s family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends on Tuesday from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm, and again on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

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