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Clarence Bower

July 31, 1935 — February 19, 2021

Ocala

Clarence M. Bower, 85, went to be with the Heavenly Father on February 19, 2021, in Ocala, Florida. Clarence  was born July 31, 1935, in Alberta, Michigan to Melburn Bower and Mabel Sherriff.

Clarence was a member at Heritage Baptist Church of Ocala.

He was an over the road truck driver for many years. He worked for closet-maid before he retired in Ocala. He hauled many things during those many years including produce in his younger days. He loved racing car at Ocala Speedway starting at the age of 60. He loved spending the summers camping in Michigan with family. Family cookouts, campfire stories, playing cards (UNO). Going out for breakfast with his sister Lenor. He enjoyed the Levy County Quilt Museum - singing events, very much enjoy taking a boat ride with his wife by his side, and the kids jumping in the water. He was a very strong, goofy, quick witted man and he will be missed so very much.

He is preceded in death by his parents; John and Ruth VanHuizen and Melburn and Mabel Bower.

His son Scott M Bower. Brother George Bower, Brother- in- laws Jerry Spencer, Claude Prevatt, and Wayne Hardee.

He is survived by loving wife; Elizabeth Bower; Daughter-Sally (Tom) Gutknecht, daughter-in-law Tiffany Bower, and step-daughter Debbie Kimbrell. Step-sons Mike Miller, Danny (Lynn) Riffle,  David (Renee)Miller, Sisters: Sarah Spencer, Juanita Bower, Lenor VanHuizen, Brother: Bob (JoAnn) BowerSister-in-laws: Cleo Prevatt, Ann Hardee, Janet (Gregg)Jenkins

Grandchildren:  Heather (Anthony) Vandermolen,  Matthew (Karianne) Rankins,  Joshua (Marisa) Rankins, Ireland Bower, Carson Bower,  Stacy (Dan) Marrero, Addie (Dan) Conner, Christy, Ashley Kimbrell, Justin (Hayle) Miller, William (Tammy) Miller Shannon (Danny) Allen,  Brian, Kelly, Nicki, Autumn, Nicki. He has 21 great grandchildren along with Many Nieces and Nephews.

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