Clarence Emory Minor, 84, of Lewisburg, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in NHC Lewisburg Healthcare.
Mr. Minor was a native of Maury County. He served in the Army during World War II as a member of the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was wounded during the Normandy Campaign, and again at the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster. Mr. Minor was owner and operator of Dixie Radio and TV, later named Dixie Appliance Service. For many years, he worked with the Marshall County Election Commission, maintaining the voting machines, and also served as chairman of the Beer Board for the City of Lewisburg. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church for many years: he taught Sunday School, ran the sound system for the church, and served as deacon emeritus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl "Chat" and Martha Wiley Minor; wife, Thelma Christine Bailey Minor; and brothers, Chat Minor Jr. and D.B. Minor.
He is survived by his son, Robin Minor of Lewisburg, and grandchildren, Nathan and Elizabeth Minor.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 27, from the chapel of London Funeral Home with Reverend Paul Woodward and Reverend Tom Dumser officiating, followed by burial in Lone Oak Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Jerry Wayne Bailey, Doc Bailey, Mike Bass, Kenneth Bailey, Billy Bailey, and Dwayne Walker.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the First Baptist Church Bethany Sunday School class.