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Mr. Clarence Thomas Atwater

January 26, 1952 ~ October 29, 2022 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Obituary


On Saturday, October 29th, 2022, at 70 years of age, Clarence Thomas Atwater took his eternal rest and went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Clarence was born on January 26th, 1952 to Willie Atwater Sr. and Madie Lee Atwater in Chapel Hill, NC, where he was educated in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School system and graduated in 1972. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by UNC Housekeeping Services and later worked with Jones Funeral Home, upon retirement, until his health no longer allowed.

Clarence was a faithful member of St. Joseph CME church where he served on the Male Chorus and Transportation Ministry. He was a man of great faith and was not ashamed to let the world know that God was in control of his life. Even in sickness, he never complained but continued to give God thanks and praise.

As a Chapel Hill native, Clarence was also an avid Carolina Tar Heels fan and in true Tar Heel fashion loved to boast over the wins but had few words about the losses.
 
While he will dearly missed by all who loved him, he will be especially missed by his wife, Deborah Baldwin Atwater; grandchildren, Robert “RJ” Baldwin, Travis Poe Jr, Myka Poe, Maia Poe and Trav’von Poe; two sisters, Mildred Meachem (Charles) of Suitland, MD and Shirley Atwater of Newark, NJ; and one brother, Douglas Atwater of Chapel Hill, NC. Aunts, Mattie Hackney and Delores Plummer. Sister-in-laws, Gwen Atwater, Marian Burnett, Rev. Mary Ann Burnette (Richard), Susan Crisp (Albert), Donna Baldwin, and one brother-in-law, Billy Baldwin (Iris) as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and special friends. He is united in joyful reunion and new life with his parents, Willie and Madie Atwater; sisters, Peggy McLeod, Edna Revels, Fannie McCauley, Mary Allen, Virginia Foushee; brother, Willie Atwater Jr; and a step-daughter, Rebecca Baldwin.

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Services

Public Viewing
Thursday
November 3, 2022

1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home Inc
112 S Graham St. P.O. Box 17235
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Visitation
Friday
November 4, 2022

11:30 AM
St. Joseph CME Church
510 W. Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Funeral Service
Friday
November 4, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Joseph CME Church
510 W. Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Video is available for this event


Interment following funeral service
Friday
November 4, 2022

Westwood Cemetery
Fidelity Ct., Davie Rd.
Carrboro, NC 27510

Please note
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