Clarence "Wade" McClenny
1947 - 2021
Royal Hall Funeral Home
301 McKoy St.
Clinton, NC
Clarence "Wade" McClenny
October 18, 1947 - May 26, 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina - Clarence "Wade" McClenny, 73, passed away on Wednesday May 26, 2021 at his home. Born on October 18, 1947, Wade was the son of the late Reatha Strickland, and was raised by his late grandparents, Oscar Stephen and Mittie Bass McClenny. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and after serving, he then worked for the Central Prison in Raleigh. He was a hard-working, dedicated employee, never missing a day's work and able to retire after twenty-seven years. He enjoyed traveling to the mountains, and was a diehard Duke Blue Devils fan. He loved his family more than anything, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years, Cheryl Adams McClenny; one daughter, Ashley Godwin and husband, Derrick of Garner; two sons: Jonathan McClenny of Raleigh and David McClenny of Greensboro; one sister, Mary Pat Jones of El Paso, Texas; and a grandson, Bobby Fields. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held Saturday May 29, at 1:00 PM in the Clinton Cemetery with Dr. Josh Via officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the graveside service on Saturday, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at Royal-Hall Funeral Home, 301 McKoy St. Clinton, NC. Royal-Hall is honored to serve the McClenny Family.

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Published by The News & Observer on May 28, 2021.
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Mr. Wade is one of the finest people I have ever known. We both met and became friends through our associations with Duke athletics back in the 1990’s and his friendship has been a blessing all these years. Wade and I had countless hours of great conversations centered around the team we love (Duke Blue Devils Basketball) but what he did in 2007 will be forever etched in my heart.

My Grandmother who was the person I loved more than anyone in my entire life passed away that year(2007). Right after this I decided on a career change and would be spending five days in Raleigh for the training. Emotionally broken, I still went down and gave it a try. Mr. Wade called me up and asked me to meet him for dinner. We ate at PF Chang’s and Mr. Wade knew I was very down and his friendship and warmth meant the world to me. The day after he invited me to his house for pizza and we looked at Duke memorabilia and I met his lovely family. While the insurance thing didn’t work out for me, Mr. Wade’s kindness to a very broken soul is something I will never ever forget.

My heart and love goes out to his wonderful family whom he loved so dearly. The world is a lesser place without him but I am so thankful we had him. God Bless Mr. Wade and The McClenny Family.
Brandon Overbay
June 1, 2021
All my love, Mary Pat Jones
May 27, 2021
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