The funeral service was conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial wil follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery.
Mr. Clarence Toomer was born May 30, 1916 in Perry, Houston County, Georgia to the late Wynman Toomer and Lucinda Baldwin Toomer Law. He was preceded in death by four siblings: Willie B. Toomer, Eula Mae Calton, James Toomer and Lucy Toomer Felder Harvey. He was educated in the public school system of Houston County and Peach County. He later moved to Florida, where he met and married the late Louise Mobley in 1942 (who preceded him in death in 1978). In 1945 he made his home in Newark, New Jersey.
Being reared in a Christian home, he learned early in life his path of duty. He was employed by the Fisher Cohen Company as a distribution clerk and a truck driver and retired after many years of dedicated services.
In 1988 he met and married the late Olivia M. Tucker, who also preceded him in death in 2008.
In 2005 Clarence moved to Kansas City, Kansas where he lived with his favorite nephew, whom he considered as his son and caregiver, Reverend Dr. Grady L. Felder.
His Christian walk with God led him to associate with the various Primitive Baptist Churches in Newark, New Jersey.
His favorite pastimes include talking to friends, reading the newspaper, singing, and listening to gospel music. He enjoyed listening to such lyrics as, “I stood on the banks of Jordan just to see the ships sailing over, I stood on the banks just to see ships roll by…. my mother will be waiting, my father is too, my sisters and my brothers are waiting too.”
He leaves a legacy of love and golden memories to his beloved family which includes his favorite nephews, Reverend Dr. Grady (Sonja) Felder, Kansas City, Kansas, Deacon Hollis (Carol) Toomer, Upper Marlboro, Maryland; his favorite nieces, Wyngia Felder Brown, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Iris Mitchell, Atlanta, Georgia and a host of loving nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.