GLENFIELD, NY – Clarence J. Davis, 85, of Oliver Place, Glenfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at Lewis County General Hospital, where he was being treated for Covid.
Due to the pandemic, funeral services will be held at a later date. Spring burial with military honors will be in the Turin Cemetery. .
Born Oct. 18, 1935, in Glenfield, NY, a son of the late James and Korilla VanAlstine Davis, he attended General Martin High School in Glenfield.
Clarence worked on area farms before being drafted in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany from 1958 to 1960. He worked as a cheese maker for Hoffman and Dudo for 36 years, before working for South Lewis Central School as a cleaner for six years, retiring in 2001.
Clarence enjoyed watching WWE Wrestling and was a huge fan. He also enjoyed watching football and basketball.
Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of over 58 years, Jean; his children, Elaine Davis and her husband, Mike Hardy of Rome; Korilla Larkins and her significant other, Chuck Kline of Glenfield; Clarence II and Danielle Davis of Glenfield; a son-in-law, Kent Patterson of Greig; a brother, David Davis of Boonville; two sisters, Inez Briggs of Sandy Creek and Gladys Howard of Port Leyden; a sister-in-law, Joan Davis of Lowville; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Patterson; a grandson, Douglas Patterson; a great-grandson, Bryan Jasek; two sisters, Alma Davis, who died at age 15, and Laura Korilla Davis, who died in infancy; five brothers and their wives, Ray & Evelyn, Herbert & Alma, Leonard & Inez, Lansing, and Robert Davis. He is also predeceased by a sister-in-law, Chris Davis, and by a brother-in-law, Jerry Howard.
Contributions may be made to 3-G Fire Department, P.O. Box 112, Glenfield, NY 13343; or to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, P.O. Box 781352, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1352