Clarence E. Gossett Jr.

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CLARENCE GOSSETT JR. BORN SEPTEMBER 8, 1945, TOOK THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 FROM IN HIS APPARTMENT. MAY HE REST NOW COMFORTABLY WITH THE LORD.

CLARENCE GOSSETT JR., GRADUATED FROM EAST HIGH SCHOOL IN 1962. HE WAS A STAR FOOTBALL PLAYER AND COACH. HE WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN WRESTLING. CLARENCE WENT ON TO SERVE IN THE MILITARY JOINING THE MARINES WHERE HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY AND RECEIVED AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE. CLARENCE JOINED THE TUFF-MAN COMPETITIONS AND WON. HE LOVED TO BOX. HE WENT ON TO BECOME A SUCCESSFULL BUSINESSMAN STARTING WITH HIS CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS. CLARENCE SHADOWED, MENTORD, AND TAUGHT MANY HOW TO MASTER TRADES AND SO MUCH MORE. HE WAS A TRUE ENTREPRENEUR AND HE LOVED TO ENTERTAIN PEOPLE AND ESTABLISHED HIMSELF THROUGH OUT THE CITY IN THE BAR BUSINESS, STARTING WITH THE BIG OX STEAKHOUSE AFTERWHICH HE RAN SEVERAL BARS AND PRIVATE BARS.

CLARENCE WAS A FAMILY MAN WHO LOVED BRINGING HIS FAMILY TOGETHER, FROM BACKYARD COOKOUTS TO PARTIES AT HIS BAR. CLARENCE WATCHED OVER AND PROTECTED SO MANY AND LOVED ALL OF HIS FAMILY. CLARENCE GOSSETT JR., WAS KNOWN AS… MR GOSSETT, BIG COUSIN JR., HE WAS POPS, UNCLE JR., HE WAS BIG C, HE WAS BIG GOSSETT, HE WAS GRANDPA, HE WAS DADDY. HE WAS A MAN WE ALL LOVED AND WILL NEVER EVER FORGET. CLARENCE GOSSETT JR., WAS A GREAT FATHER, GRAND-FATHER, GREAT-GRANDFATHER BROTHER, UNCLE, COUSIN, A FRIEND, AND A TRUE HERO.

CLARENCE WAS PROCEEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, HAZEL AND CLARENCE GOSSETT SR., WIFE, JOYCE GOSSETT, SIBLINGS, BARBARA/WILLIE JESSIE, BROTHER, RONALD GOSSETT, DAUGHTER, MICHELLE VEAL GILES, GRANDSON, ISAIAH GILES.

SURVIVED BY DAUGHTERS, LENA GOSSETT, TONYA R. HOLLIDAY/CHARLES JONES, SONS, CLARENCE GOSSETT(SHEILA), BERNARD VEAL (CYNTHIA), GRANDKIDS, WILLIAM WAGNER, SYDNEY GOSSETT, JORDAN GOSSETT, SANQUA CRAWLY, ANTOINE, CHARLES, ISAAC, TYLER HOLLIDAY, BRIANN VEAL, BRANDON VEAL, BRITTANY MORGAN, BREANNA GOSSETT, KYLE GOSSETT, CLARENCE GOSSETT IV & 27 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. SPECIAL LIFE COUSIN MICHEAL FREEMAN AND CLOSEST COUSIN CHERYL HARRISON, A HOST OF MANY MORE NEICES, NEPHEWS, COUSINS, AND DEAR FRIENDS.
DAD, YOUR GUIDING HAND ON MY SHOULDER WILL REMAIN WITH ME FOREVER, CLARENCE.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Thursday, October 6, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.).

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Condolence Messages

  1. Danny Hilton & James Hough

    Clarence was a wrestling team mate of mine at East High school. Clarence always had a smile on his face. I enjoyed Clarence and his brothers. Sail on my brother.

    Danny Hilton & James Hough

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