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Clarence Eaghart Whitfill


2321902Clarence Eaghart Whitfill, Sr., 93, passed away in Ennis, Texas on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Clarence was born in Alma, Texas to Anthony Eaghart and Mary C. (Kelly) Whitfill on November 13, 1919. He grew up in Alma, attended Alma School and graduated from Ennis High School in 1937. On October 2, 1948 he married Agnes I. Shaw and they lived in Illinois, Puerto Rico, Maine and California before moving to Ennis in 1963. He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force serving during WWII in the Army Air Corp. In December of 1963 he retired from the military after serving over twenty years of service as a Sr. Master Sergeant. He worked for LTV for eight years after retiring from the military and worked on the farm and ranched. He was a member of the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, VFW, and was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. He enjoyed playing golf and gardening. He is survived by one son, Clarence E. “Buddy” Whitfill, Jr.; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Taylor; one granddaughter, Amber Clements; one great-granddaughter Riley Medford; two brothers: Fred Whitfill and Paul Whitfill and four sisters: Gertrude Langley, Theresa Odlozil, Lucille Prestidge and Geraldine Gurley. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Agnes Whitfill on April 2, 2007, one daughter Mary Patricia Clements in 2011, two brothers and two sisters. Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc. www.jekeevermortuary.com

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