Clarence S. Durand, Jr., of Rossville, Georgia, died on Tuesday, July 03, 2012. He was 89.
Clarence was born in Chattanooga, and proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He retired from Standard Coosa Thatcher with over 30 years of service. Clarence enjoyed remodeling and painting for individuals. He was a member of Second Baptist Church where he played the organ. Clarence was a member of the American Legion Post 0400.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 24 years, Watha Peach Durand; parents, Coedell and C. S. Durand, Sr.; stepmother, Kathryn Durand and a brother, William Durand.
Clarence is survived by his children, Susan (Ray) Bible, Rick (Susan) Durand and Joan (Ward) Dickens; sister, Viola (Roy) Grider; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 12-2 p.m. on Friday, July 6, at the North Chapel in Hixson.
Graveside services for Clarence will follow at 2:30 pm on Friday, July 6, at National Cemetery with Reverend Bert Jones officiating.
The family would like to thank Soddy Daisy Health care, the second floor nurses at Memorial at Hixson, Rescare Homecare, Red Bank Baptist Homebound Ministry and Brenda Shelton and Christa Gamble for the love and care given to Mr. Durand during his illness.
Memorial contributions may be made in Clarence’s name to the Homebound Ministries at Red Bank Baptist Church, 4000 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank, Tn. 37415.
Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, Tn. 37343.
Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com.