Clarence Nealey
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Clarence Nealey
  • September 21, 1925 - January 9, 2018
  • Thomasville, North Carolina

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Mr. Clarence Nealey, 92, of Thomasville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Hinkle Hospice House.
Mr. Nealey was born on September 21, 1925, a son to the late Thomas Carry and Amanda Nealey. A veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Nealey proudly served his country during World War II as a Seaman 1st Class, receiving the American Area Campaign Medal, Asisatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine-Liberation Ribbon (2 stars), and the World War II Victory Medal.
He was a hardworking man who enjoyed his work. Over the years, he had worked at the Masonite Corporation, Liberty Furniture, and later retired from Thomasville Furniture. Although he was retired, he went back to work for Woodmasters until he stepped away to care for his wife of 63 years, Flossie.
Mr. Nealey loved the Lord and was a dedicated and faithful member of Thomasville Church of God. He truly loved serving the Lord and his entire church family.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening, sitting on his front porch, and loved his cats, Tom and Molly. Most of all, he loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Flossie Nealey, son, Larry Nealey, and his siblings.
Surviving are his children, Roger Nealey and wife Sandra N. of Trinity, Shannon Floyd and husband Darrell of Thomasville, and Dwight Nealey and wife Susan of China Grove; daughter-in-law, Sandra I. Nealey of Trinity; nine grandchildren, Jeff Nealey, Katina Hooker and husband Darrell, Brian Nealey and wife Kellie, Angela Slack and husband Chris, Leslie Hulin and husband Tim, Jennifer Burrow, Matthew Nealey, Amanda Allison and husband Troy, and Andy Moritz and wife Brittany; and eight great grandchildren.
A celebration of Mr. Nealey's life will be held at 2 pm Friday, January 12 at Thomasville Church of God, 1200 W. Holly Hill Road, with Pastor Alan Greene officiating. Burial with Military Honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.
Thomasville Funeral Home is assisting the family.