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Clarence C. Dabbs, Jr.
1936 - 2012
Clarence C. Dabbs Jr., 76, of Salem, passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at St. Catherines Hospital. Clarence was born on Nov. 30, 1936, in Kenosha to Clarence and Ruth (Chalker) Dabbs Sr. and he graduated from Bradford High School in 1954. Clarence was enlisted in the United States Army and served from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1958. He married Joyce Campbell on June 7, 1959, in Pueblo, Colo., at St. Pauls Methodist Church and she preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 1993. He married Catherine Addison on June 1, 1996, in Salem. Clarence worked for Chrysler for over 50 years until his retirement in February of 2005. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, the U.A.W. Local 72 and was on the board of directors for the AMCCU. Clarence was a true farmer and spent his entire life taking care of the family farm, he enjoyed reading but his greatest joy was the time he spent with his family and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James Richard Dabbs in November of 2011.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Catherine of Salem; three children, Charles Dabbs of Salem, Michael (Sherri) Dabbs of Wheatland and Gary (Letitia) Dabbs of Pleasant Prairie; two grandchildren, Cassidy and Ashley Dabbs; five step-children, LuAnn (Jeff) Reed, John Wetter, Laurie (Ben) Loma, Judy (Gary) Steffen and Jodi (Dave) Beller; 13 step-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; his brother, William (Judy) Dabbs of Madison; his sister, Susan Dabbs of Racine; his faithful four legged companion, Sammy as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services for Clarence will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at the Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Honor Flight Program would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home
6019 7th Avenue
Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home - Kenosha
6019 Seventh Avenue Kenosha, WI 53143
Published online at KenoshaNews.com on Dec. 13, 2012