Clarence Russell Lenear
October 27, 1934 – April 1, 2019
Clarence Russell Lenear, age 84, of Strawberry Plains, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 1, 2019. Clarence loved the outdoors, plants and flowers, and he landscaped for over 60 years. He loved to go camping, playing cards with friends and family, and he adored his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Clarence was preceded in death by parents, William "Russ" and Haley (Covington) Lenear; sisters, Geraldine, Thelma and Ernestine. Clarence is survived by wife of 48 years, Betty Louise (Noe) Lenear; 7 daughters and 6 sons-in-law, Margie (Don), Sue (Jerry), Barbara (Jr.), Sharon (Jack), Sonda (Carl), Tina, LeAnn (Chris); 3 step-sons, Junior (Debbie), Eddie and Mike (Debbie) Smith and many other beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Edna (Alf) Underwood; brothers and sister-in-law, Charles (Betty) Lenear and Dexter Lenear. Special granddaughter-caregiver, Ashley (John) Wallace; special friends and neighbors, Pat and Joe Mills. Special thank you to everyone who has visited, called, and provided food and comfort to the family. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at McCarty-Evergreen Funeral Home, service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Chris Hutchins officiating. Family and friends will meet Friday, April 5, 2019 at Pollard Cemetery in Kodak, for a 2:00 p.m. graveside service. Family request no Carnations please, wife is allergic. Condolences may be offered at www.mccartyevergreen.com
- Jr. Smith, step-son
- Eddie Smith, step-son
- Chris Maples, son-in-law
- Mitch Smith, grandson
- Triston Smith, great grandson
- John Wallace, grandson
- Wayne White, nephew
- Joe Roberts, nephew
- Visitation Thursday, April 4, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 4, 2019
Clarence Russell Lenear
April 2, 2019
I want you to know how much I love you and Uncle Clarence. I will always cherish the wonderful memories I had staying with you all when I was little. I will never forget learning to ride a bicycle because I wanted to make Uncle Clarence stop calling me "Bicycle" and make him proud of me. I will always cherish that nickname and will never let anyone else call me that except you.
I always think of Uncle Clarence and Uncle Charles when I work in my yard and plant new flowers. I am going to plant a new flower bed in Uncle Clarence's memory this year. His memory and love will forever remain with me until I see him again.
I love you very much.
Your loving niece,
Phyllis White Manning
(Thelma Lenear White's Daughter)