Clarence Eddie Sorrells Sr.

September 11, 1932April 15, 2014
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A much-loved son, brother, father, grandfather Clarence Edward Sorrells, Sr. of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully on April 15, 2014. He was born on September 11, 1932 in Austin, Texas to Emma Lee Powell and Leroy Sorrells Sr. At an early age he gave his life to Christ and was baptized at Goodwill Baptist Church and in later years he became a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Austin, Texas until his health declined.

During his high school years at Anderson High, he was an active member of the varsity football team and a band member playing the saxophone. He enjoyed playing and watching baseball on his free time as well as going fishing and watching his favorite sports football and basketball. After graduating high school he attended Huston-Tillotson University. In 1952, he proudly enlisted and served in the US Navy, received the National Defense Service Medal before being honorably discharged and was a Korean War Veteran.

Clarence had a variety of skilled professions under many companies such as Centex Concrete Inc., University of Texas and plenty more. He also was an active member of the Mason Lodge in Austin.

Clarence Eddie Sorrells, Sr. was preceded in death by his parents; his two children, Carolyn Ann Sorrells and Clarence Eddie Sorrells, Jr.; a brother Leroy Sorrells, Jr.; and his beloved former spouse Bettye Jo Wick-Sorrells.

He leaves to cherish his memories to his loving children: his two daughters and two sons, Vickie Elaine Curry, Terrance Leroy Sorrells, Sr., James Gregory Sorrells, Sr., and Sherree Sorrells Gantt (Leonard); 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of cousins, friends and care givers.

Please visit Clarence's memorial page at


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 24, 2014

Clarence Eddie Sorrells Sr.

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joyce harvest

April 24, 2014

I would like to offer my thoughts and prayers to the Sorrells Family. Clarence was the oldest cousin on my mother side of the family. As a kid I remember coming to Austin to visit many times to Aunt Emma Lee home. We had the joy coming to Austin playing with Vickie, Rocky, Terry, Gregory, Sherry. Those was precious memories. Clarence was a good loving Family man. Just like his mother Aunt
EMMA LEE. Rest in peace cousin,!I
Love you all,,,,
Aunt Rosie Lee, daughter.
Joyce Ann... Lubbock, TX


April 24, 2014

Papa, we will miss you! I am forever thankful for your service in the US Navy, and most of all for the husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, a friend and my father in law, whom God blessed us in our lives. May you be celebrated today into the arms of our Father in Heaven. we love youuu Papa !!!

Sandra Bell

April 24, 2014

R. I. P. Paw Paw. You will be greatly missed. Love you always!

Chris Taylor

April 23, 2014

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

Vanessa Kelley

April 23, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.