Clarence Turley, 82

Clarence F. Turley, 82, North Manchester, died at 12 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at his home.

He was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Terre Haute, a son of Charles C. and Eva E. (Butler) Turley.

He married Dorothy Mae Myers on March 2, 1956. She passed away Aug. 11, 2015.

Surviving are two sons, David Turley, Indianapolis, and Stephen (Lisa) Turley, North Manchester; a daughter, Rhonda Turley, North Manchester; a brother, Perry (Catherine) Turley, Terre Haute; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, Robert Turley, and two sisters, Minerva Eastham and Vera Rose Turley.

Mr. Turley was the shop foreman and parts manager for Pierceton Trucking Co. for 25 years. He also was a part time tinkerer. He was a member of the Congregational Christian Church, North Manchester.

He also was a member of the Deming Lodge No.88 F&AM, Ivy Chapter No.69 Order of the Eastern Star and Loyal Order of Moose, all of North Manchester. He also was a member of the Mizpah Shrine and Scottish Rite, both of Fort Wayne.

In his spare time, Clarence could be found riding horses, trying to get a fish on his line or playing a round of golf. Wednesday mornings were spent at McDonald’s where he and his friends would solve the world’s problems. An avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Indianapolis Colts, Clarence could most always be found armed with a glass of tea or Pepsi. He had an undying love for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 W, North Manchester. Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and one hour before the service on Friday.

A Masonic service will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the mortuary.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, County Road 300E and County Road 1000N, Servia.

Memorials may be made to the Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester, IN 46962.
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Posted on 2019 Feb 01