Quesenberry, Clarence William

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Clarence William Quesenberry passed away at his home in Penn Laird, Va. on December 5, 2022. A native of Radford, Virginia, he was born on March 2, 1931 to the Reverend Roy Pierce and Eula Elizabeth Rupe Quesenberry. Also preceding him in death are two brothers and three sisters; Lawrence Everette Quesenberry, Reverend Roy Glennard Quesenberry, Barbara Ann Quesenberry, Dorothy Quesenberry Thompson and Lelia Quesenberry Thompson, as well as great granddaughter, Josephine Mae Crawford.

He is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, Alice Annabelle Sutphin Quesenberry, daughter, Teresa Ann Quesenberry Crawford and husband, James Fillmore Crawford, Jr., granddaughter, Jessica Lea Crawford DiPuma and husband Charles James DiPuma, grandson, James McChesney Crawford and wife Stephanie Noble Crawford and great grandson, Jaden McChesney Crawford. He is also survived by his sister Ruth Marie Quesenberry Kirtner and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Clarence graduated from Radford High School June 1,1948 and attended Emmanuel College in Georgia.

On December 24, 1952, he married Alice Annabelle Sutphin. They resided in Fairlawn, Va. until their move to Dublin, Va. in 1959. In 2002 they moved to Bridgewater, Va. where they resided until moving to Penn Laird in 2017.

Employed by the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Clarence worked in quality control until he became President of the local Oil & Chemical Workers Union 3-495. He was later rehired by RAAP as Employee Relation Specialist and later promoted to Manager of Labor and Employee Relations making his total service to RAAP 41 years.

Clarence was an avid bowler, fisherman and golfer. He was a founding member of the Dublin Volunteer Fire Department and past Worshipful Master of the Henry Clay Masonic Lodge in Dublin, Va. Clarence never met a stranger. He displayed his love of life wherever he went, showering people with great kindness and compassion. He is now rejoicing in Heaven with those who have gone before him and we will reunite with him there.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 16th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford, Va. A Masonic service will be held following visitation at 7:30 pm in the chapel. A graveside service will be held at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin, Va. on Saturday, December 17th at 11:00 a.m. All who knew and loved him are invited to attend either or both services.

In lieu of flowers, honorary donations can be made to the Dublin Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 699, Dublin, VA 24084.

The Quesenberry family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com