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Clarence Childress

January 25, 1959 — September 23, 2015

Clarence Childress


Clarence Conway Childress Jr. born in Wichita Falls Tx to Conway & Opal Welch Childress in 1959. He was the second of six children.

Preceded in death by paternal grandparents Elza and Susie Hyde and maternal grandparents Vernon and Thelma Welch, Uncle Franklin Hyde, Aunt and Uncle Virgie & Gordon Robbins, Aunt and Uncle Dean & Don Wimberly, and cousins Bobby Owen and Deby Lang

Survived in death by his parents Conway & Opal Childress of London, Tx. His three kids Jacob Austin Childress (Haley) of Junction, KayLeigh Ann Childress of Junction, Tx, Courtney Rene Baker ( Jakob ) of Orange Grove, Tx, His ex wife Wendie Childress of Corpus Christi, Tx, His grandchildren Jason Childress, Chelsey Baker, Chloe Baker, and Jayton Baker. Siblings Sesa Childress Edgar of Houston, Steve (Karen ) Childress of Corpus Christi, Tx, Dena Cobble of Oolagah, Oklahoma, Scherri Kroeker (Tom) of Granger, Tx and Angie LeBouef (Paul) of TomBall, Tx.

Aunts and Uncle Marcolete Rogers (Steve), cousins Taunja, Ashton, Donelle (Scott) Slentz, Richard (Alisa ) Ashton,

Aunt Ute Hyde, cousins ​Sharyn Hyde, Christina (Jeff) Mabry, Melissa Hyde, Katherine Hyde

Aunt and Uncle Aundrea & Harvey Saunders, cousins Kevin (Jennifer) Saunders, Keith (Dena) Saunders

Aunt and Uncle Juanita & Jerry Frizzell, cousins Beverly (Bobby) Williams, Ralph Jerry and Bobbie Jo Frizzell, Michael (Cindy) Frizzell, Rhonda (Curt) Manning

Aunt and Uncle Millie (Jerry) Owen, Cousins Stephanie Owen, John Owen, Ashley Driggs,

Donnie Wimberly, Roy Wimberly, Roger Wimberly

Cousins Tinna (David) Miller, John (Leslie) Robbins, Lisa (Alan) Herring, Gordon Robbins Jr, Georgia (Ted) Morgan

Aunt and Uncle Jo (Henry) Davis, Darla (Russell) Thompson, Henry Davis Jr, Phyllis Davis, Vernon (Reba) Davis

Uncle Clifton Welch, Richard (Shelia) Welch, Danny Welch

Aunt and Uncle Janet (Allan) Dawson, Cousin Shelly

Nieces and Nephews: Jason Edgar, David (Michelle) Edgar, Corey ( Vanessa)Childress, Justin Childress, Chelsea Cobble and Larry Paul Cobble, Aryn Kroeker, and Anna Kroeker, James LeBouef, Matthew LeBouef, and Carsyn LeBouef. David Lightfoot and Tracee Lightfoot

And numerous other cousins nieces and nephews.

Clarence known lovingly as Yogi grew up in Columbus Texas, Moving to Austin in High School. He had many fond memories of his years in both Columbus and Austin, frequently taking trips to see how the old neighborhood looked. He eventually moved to Corpus Christi where he worked at Larson Plumbing for many years. He studied at Del Mar college and earned his journeyman's license in 1992.

He met and later married his wife and lifelong friend Wendie in corpus. They married in May 1992, His son Jacob Austin was born in 1993, and a few years later Kayleigh Ann was born in 1997. Yogi loved all three of his children which included Courtney Rene and loved Corey as a son.

Yogi was injured in 1998 and a long battle began as he underwent several surgeries which left him disabled. But despite his bad days he always had a smile, a warm heart, and a helping hand for anyone in need. Many Children came and went in Yogis life.

In 2001 during his divorce he moved to Junction Texas, becoming a member of the First Baptist Church and Springs of Life Emmaus Community. He also participated in varies other community activities. He thoroughly enjoyed the Wild Game Dinners every year.

He was very active with his community, and had many friends that he cherished.

In Sept 2014 Yogi was diagnosed with stage four Lung Cancer. After a long year of treatment and care at MD Anderson in Houston Texas he went to be with the Lord Sept 23, 2015. While surrounded by his loving children.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home. (325) 446-3076

Visitation Schedule

First Baptist Church
Junction, TX  76849
Saturday, September 26, 2015
1 - 4 PM

Service Schedule

Funeral Service
First Baptist Church
Junction, TX  76849
Saturday, September 26, 2015
4 PM

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