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Clarence McAfee, a longtime resident and civil servant of Asheville, slipped quietly away into the arms of our LORD on Thursday January 13. He was born to the late Clara McAfee Jeter and the late Clarence Summey in Asheville, NC on February 4, 1956. In 1974, he graduated from Asheville High School. Clarence was a graduate of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, and also Shaw University. He retired as Captain of the Asheville Fire Department after 30 years of service, then he worked as a substitute teacher with the Asheville City Schools for several years. He was Exhalted Ruler of Fawndale Elk's Lodge, as well as a member of the MLK Prayer Breakfast committee.
Clarence was blessed with a large family full of love for one another. Left to cherish his memory are his stepfather Kenneth Jeter, his sisters Patricia McAfee, Carolyn Vinson (Charles), and Tanya Cooper, and his brothers Michael McAfee and Dewayne McAfee. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters Sharon Galloway and Myra “Robin” Summey. Clarence had four children Clarence “Ray” Whitmire (Cincinnati, OH), Desmond McAfee (Mercedes), Marketa McAfee, and Omega Brown, as well as eight grandchildren Rayshawn, Alena, Olivia, Aiden, Jaylin, Amari, Daysan, and Tevin, whom he loved dearly.
Clarence enjoyed having fun, laughing about everything, and most of all, he just enjoyed people. He was one of those people who never met a stranger.
A Funeral Service to honor the life of Mr. Clarence McAfee will be held on Saturday January 22nd, at Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church at 12pm. He will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will immediately follow the funeral at Sunset Cemetery. Viewing will be held at Avery's Memorial Chapel on Friday January 21st, from 10am - 7pm. The funeral service will be live streamed on Avery's Memorial Chapel's Facebook page.
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