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Clarence J.
Butcher Sr.

July 22, 1938 – November 16, 2018

Clarence Butcher
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Obituary for Clarence J. Butcher Sr.

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Clarence Junior Butcher Sr. (AKA Junie or Butch), age 80 of Wilmington, Delaware, was born to the late Beatrice and William Arnold Butcher on July 22, 1938 in Smyrna, Delaware and peacefully departed this life on November 16, 2018 at his home, surrounded by love and family.

He received his early education in the Smyrna area school district. He graduated from William M.W. Henry High School in Dover, DE on June 16th, 1958. He also attended Del Tech Community College where he was certified as an electrician. He enlisted into the U.S Army on September 28th, 1961 as a Duty Soldier. He met Mary Ann Hardin in 1956 and they married six years later on January 8th, 1962. During their union they produced four children Clarence J. Butcher Jr., Nadine C. Butcher, Timothy J. Butcher, and Tonia D. Butcher.

In his earlier days, he enjoyed playing the trumpet, playing pool, bowling, and being a member of the Gentleman's club. Following his tour in the U.S. Army he worked at General Motors on the assembly line until he retired at the age of 50. He was a proud member of Canaan Baptist Church, where he served on the Usher Board as a gatekeeper in the House of the Lord. During his later years. he loved singing in the Men of God Choir, spending time with family and friends, but his greatest love was fishing. He is preceded in death by his father Arnold Butcher; mother, Beatrice Butcher: one brother, Delancey Butcher.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving partner of 18 years Elaine Stancil; four children, Clarence Jr., Nadine, Timothy, and Tonia Butcher; five brothers, Paul, James, Richard, Darryl, and Aaron; seven sisters, Hester, Lucille, Patsy, Renea, Rochelle, Marilyn, and Valerie; eleven grandchildren, Laneshia, Erica, Tiffany, Nashira, Clarence the 3rd "Junad", Keira, Alfreda, Marquis, Dakim, Shamelle, and Travanie; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and his best friends Joe, & Stan,

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First Visitation

When Friday, November 30, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Location
Canaan Baptist Church
Address
3011 New Castle Ave.
New Castle, DE 19720
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Service Information

When
Friday, November 30, 2018 11:00am
Location
Canaan Baptist Church
Address
3011 New Castle Ave.
New Castle, DE 19720

Interment Information

When
Friday, November 30, 2018 1:45pm
Location
Gracelawn Memorial Park
Address
2220 Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Reception Information

When
Friday, November 30, 2018
Location
International Longshoremen's Hall
Address
200 S. Claymont Street
Wilmington, DE 19801