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Clarence York

Clarence W. York, 86, passed away Friday, August 15 at his residence.

He was born November 6, 1921 in Mount Vernon, Kentucky, the son of Thomas and Hattie Mink York, both of whom preceded him in death.

Mr. York married the former Bessie L. Hightshoe on November 7, 1940. They raised 4 children and shared 62 years of marriage before her death on February 27, 2003. Mr. York was a retired truck driver, having driven over 30 years for Wallace Metal, Star Corp and Irmar Trucking. He attended Stone Valley Church.

Mr. York will be missed by his daughter, Lorena Kritsch, of Springfield, Tennessee; 3 sons, David York, of Prescott Valley, Arizona; Tom York, of Centerville and Wesley York, of Richmond; 1 sister, Evelyn Linese Jeffers; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, 2 sisters and 3 brothers preceded Mr. York in death.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Johnny Shepherd at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Goshen Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, August 18, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the charitable organization of the donor's choice.

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I wanted to offer my deepest sympathy to your family at your time of loss. I grew up in church of god with Wesley and his parents. God bless you and my prayers with you.

gerry adams

Gerry Adams, Jr. Aug 18 2008 12:00 AM

So sorry about the passing of Uncle Clarence. Although we will not be able to be with you in person, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Debbie and Steve

Debbie Weadick Aug 17 2008 12:00 AM

Dear Lorena, David, Tom & Wesley,

Our sincere sympathy and prayers are extended to all of you at this most difficult time.

Your cousin, Betty Whyde McIntosh and husband, Jim McIntosh

Betty & Jim McIntosh Aug 17 2008 12:00 AM