Clarence lived his whole life in the Wellington area and was a graduate of Penfield High School. Clarence was a dairy farmer, and owned his own farm in Wellington. He was passionate about his work and was the past president of the District 8 Holstein Club as well as a member of the Ohio Holstein club. Clarence was also a member of the Lorain County Farm Bureau. Apart from his work, Clarence enjoyed flower gardening and especially attending auctions.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Florence (nee Griffith) Parsons; his children, Carolyn (Carl) Knapp, Marie (Gareld) Waite, Sandra (John) Westfall, all of Wellington, Martha Sheets and Dale (Pam) Parsons both of Penfield. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and a brother, Fred Parsons of Penfield.
Clarence was preceded in death by two of his grandchildren, Michael Sheets in 1997 and Dawn Knapp Barlow in 2010.
Friends and family will be received Wednesday, September 14, 2011, from 4 to 8 P.M., at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main St. Wellington, where a service will be held Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 11 A.M. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington.
Condolences may be directed online at www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.