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Wilson, OK 73463
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Clarence  Abshire

Clarence Leo Abshire

Sunday, February 24th, 1946 - Friday, February 1st, 2019
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Ringling - Funeral Services for Mr. Clarence Leo Abshire, 72, of Ringling are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Church of God of Divine Order with Dewey Taylor officiating. Interment will follow to Petersburg Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Gray Funeral Home in Ringling.

Clarence was born February 24, 1946 at Orr, Ok to the late Mr. Seaton Anderson Abshire and Mrs. Rosie (Farris) Abshire. He departed from this life on Friday, February 1, 2019 in Sulphur.

Clarence was raised in Orr attending school in Orr and Ringling. At the age of 15, he started working in the Oilfield. He married the former Ms. Ellen Taylor on January 25, 1967 at Waurika. They made their home together in Ringling. Clarence loved hunting, fishing and squirrel hunting. He was known to give every kid that came around a dollar. He attended the Church of God of Divine Order.

Preceding him in death are his parents; siblings, Clyde Abshire, Lottie Sanford, Bonnie Satanford, Short Abshire, Sherry Wilson, Dorothy Pemberton, twins Linda and Clifford Abshire, Earnest Abshire, Coy Abshire, Oscar Abshire, Marie Gregg.

Clarence is survived by his loving wife, Ellen Abshire of the home, sons, Joseph Abhsire and wife Jennifer of Ringling and Travis Thomason and wife Carrie of Gainesville, TX; daughters Jaime Taylor and husband Dewey of Ringling, Diane Cannon and husband Patrick of Chickasha; sisters, Syble Lyles of Ringling, Virginia Johnson of Ardmore, Letha Martin of Healdton, and Joy Gonzales and husband Cesareo of Healdton; brother, Ike Abhsire and wife Brenda of Alma; grandchildren, Travis Abshire, Cody, Scotty Caleb and Isaiah Taylor, Brian Taylor, Kandice Cioti, Joshua Cannon and Amber Callahan and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Randy Ridenour, Cody Taylor, Scotty Taylor, Travis Thomason, Brian Taylor and Wayne Jackson.
Honorary bearers Joseph Abshire, Darin Abshire, Johnny Ray Lambert, John Eakins, Trent Baker, Tyler Baker, Hippy Larue and Jim Taylor.

Family visitation is scheduled for Monday evening from 6-8 P.M. at Alexander Gray Funeral Home in Ringling.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 4th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, February 4th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Alexander Gray Funeral Home Chapel@ Ringling, OK
    214 E. Main
    RINGLING, OK 73456
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 2:00pm
    Church of God of Divine Order
    Dewey Taylor
  • Interment

    Petersburg Cemetery
    Ringling 73456


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Margaret Vail

Posted at 08:32am
I am sorry for your loss. All those in God's memory will live again. (John 5:28,29) Soon death will be brought to nothing. (1 Corinthians 15:26)

Judy Kinder

Posted at 09:47pm
Ellen, I am thinking of you at this time of loss. Your memories of times you shared will always be in your heart. Your faith will guide you through this time of sorrow. God Bless you and keep you close. Judy Godfrey Kinder

Dawn Wolfe

Posted at 05:29pm
So sorry for your loss. We know hes in a better place..prayer for family

Tammy Caudill

Posted at 03:53pm
Sis. Ellen and Family. I am sorry to hear of the loss of Clarence. But we have that assurance that he is in the presents of an all mighty GOD .
I love you all so very much. Tammy Caudill

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