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Mark McClenton

Mark McClenton

Thursday, October 30, 1930 Monday, February 11, 2019

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Obituary for Mark McClenton

Mark McClenton

Mark “Bill” McClenton, was born on October 30, 1930 in Ocilla, GA.
Mark, of Clayton, Delaware departed this life on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Christiana Hospital, Newark Delaware. He was 88 years old.

Mark, over the years worked mostly as a truck driver. He was known for tinkering, fishing, and his deep baritone singing voice. He was a Korean War Veteran, former President of the East Coast Gladiators and member of the gospel group the “Gospel Impressions.” He was a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Smyrna, Delaware where he sang in the Voices of Inspiration Choir.

Mark was preceded in his death by wives, Wilma Mae, Leona, and Barbara; sister Bessie; daughters Shirley McClenton and Stephanie Goldsboro.

Mark is survived by daughter Peggy Sue Morgan; son, Anthony Hill; grandson, Shaun McClenton; granddaughters, Heather Hulse and Tonya Caldwell; foster children, Brenda Dickerson, George Dickerson, Darlene Dunson, Terry Brummell and Raymond Freeman; foster grandchildren, Jeaneen, Keith, George Jr, LaShaunda, and Kyra (Dickerson), Jessica, Tamara, Jay, and Elizabeth (Freeman), Myesha and Jamal Dunson, Paris and Perry Schoolfield and Isiah Bowden; a host of other relatives, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Bethel A.M.E. Church
    229 E. Commerce Street
    Smyrna, DE
    Saturday, February 23, 2019
    11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Bethel A.M.E. Church
    229 E. Commerce Street
    Smyrna, DE
    Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Odd Fellows Cemetery
    420 S. DuPont Hwy
    Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Reception

    Saturday, February 23, 2019 |
    Bethel A.M.E. Church
    229 E. Commerce Street
    Smyrna, DE
    Saturday, February 23, 2019

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I am truly sorry about your loss it's hard when we lose a loved one. However, I wanted to let you know that we can be comforted by a future hope. Soon there will be no more pain or sorrow. All the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:3,4)
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Fond memories of my Dad will always linger on in my heart! A tough exterior with a passionate interior...that’s my Dad!!! Forever, Tank
Comment | Posted at 01:40am via Condolence

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