AMerican Veteran 11

Clarence Vernell Dubose

July 3, 1966 ~ October 21, 2021 (age 55)


Retired Navy Veteran Clarence Vernell Dubose was born July 3, 1966, in Sumter, to the late Patsy Ann Dubose.

He was raised by his late great-grandmother, Patsy Kennedy Dubose and Grand-Aunt, Emma Dubose Kimes. Also sharing in his upbringing, the late Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland (Gertrude) McBride along with Mrs. Dorothy McBride and their entire family.

Clarence was a 1984 graduate of Sumter High School. Shortly afterwards, he enlisted in the US Navy. He received numerous medals and awards prior to retiring in October 2004. He was a member of the Church of God by Faith Sumter #1 in Sumter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an aunt, Mary Dubose Bruce and a cousin/sister, Jona Yvette Kimes.

He departed this life on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at his home in Oakland, CA.

He leaves to cherish his memories a sister, Lillian Dubose (Leon) Brock of Sumter, SC; grandparents, Lillie Mae (Matthew) Moses of Sumter, SC; two aunts, Brenda Fuller of Sumter, SC and Gwendolyn Wilson of Camden, SC; uncle, James Dubose, Jr of Baltimore, MD; cousins raised in home together as siblings, Jacqueline Kimes of Sumter, SC and William (Mahsa) Kimes of Alpharetta, GA; his niece, Krystal Tenton; nephews, Bryan Coakley, Carl Blair, Jr and Sheldon Kimes all of Sumter, SC and a host of additional nieces, nephews other relatives and friends

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Memorial Service
November 20, 2021

1:00 PM
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
182 South Pike Rd East
Sumter, SC 29150

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