Clarance B.T. Hartfield was born April 25, 1916, to the late Lucy and Robert Hartfield in La Vernia, Texas. He departed this life on Oct. 18, 2011.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
He attended school in La Vernia, Texas. Clarance moved to Big Spring with his family in 1947. He worked as a farmer for Mr. Cecil Leatherwood. He worked for S.P. Jones Lumber Company and later as a janitor at the State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, where he retired.
Clarance joined the Church of God in Christ #2 (known today as Power House COGIC) under the leadership of the late Rev. W. Weatherspoon. He served as a deacon and trustee at the Greater Prayer House COGIC under the leadership of the Rev. W.H. Watson, the Rev. Roger Culberson and the late Rev. Joe Butler of Lamesa, Texas.
He was united in holy matrimony to the late Millie Ruth Wallace on July 10, 1940, in Seguin, Texas. To this union was born three sons, Clarance Jr., Dennis and the late Sam Hartfield, and two daughters, Jo Etta and the late Ora Lee Hartfield.
Mr. Hartfield is survived by two sons, Clarance Jr. of Big Spring, Texas, and Dennis of Temple, Texas; one daughter, Jo Etta Johnson of Baltimore, Maryland; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Turner Wallace of San Antonio, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucy and Robert; his wife, Millie Ruth; one son, Sam; one daughter, Ora Lee; and two grandsons, Brenton and Kenneth.
We shall be eternally grateful to our Heavenly Father for having such a wonderful and caring father like you. We love you and shall truly miss you. â€”The Children
Pallbearers will be Clarance Hartfield Jr., Willie Forman Jr., Clarence Forman, Hebrew Jones, Nathaniel Green and Bennie Coe. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommie E. Dixon, Gregory Hartfield, Dennis Hartfield Jr., O.L. Wallace, Hamilton Hartfield and Andre C. Johnson.
The family suggests memorials be made to Greater Prayer House Church of God in Christ, 702 N. 7th St., Lamesa, Texas 79331.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com