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Sunday, 15 November 2020 11:22

Roland Clifton Clary

Roland Clifton Clary, 82, died on November 14, 2020. Mr. Clary, a lifelong resident of Gasburg, Virginia, was born to the late Rufus Clary and Gracie Wright Clary. He was the youngest of five children and was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Aubrey, and Randolph, and by his sister Kathleen Wright. He graduated from Brunswick High School and then enjoyed a very successful career in the timber industry. He founded and operated his own pulpwood and logging companies for many years, retiring at the age of 45. He was a hard-working man, a faithful husband, and a loving father and grandfather. He was a member of Lake Gaston Baptist Church and the South Brunswick Ruritan Club. He enjoyed golf, hunting quail, raising hunting dogs, planting big gardens, and fishing, as well as watching sports on television. Mr. Clary is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Lois Thomas Clary; his daughter, Dr. Gail Clary and her husband Reverend Jim Pearce of Hendersonville, North Carolina; his granddaughter Victoria and her husband, Christopher Hunt, of Flintstone, Georgia; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at the James Square Baptist Church cemetery in South Brunswick on Thursday, November 19, at 3pm. The family will greet friends there after the service. Flowers or donations to the Lake Country SPCA (11764 US-15, Clarksville, Virginia 23927) are welcomed. The family would like to thank Patrice Jones-Squire and Katina Mason for their loving care of Mr. Clary in his final months. They would also like to thank his lifelong friend, Robert Macklin, for his faithful attention and love. Services by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA.
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11 comments

  • Comment Link Katina Mason Thursday, 19 November 2020 07:05 posted by Katina Mason

    Mr. Clary rest in paradise, my friend, until we all meet again. We will miss you dearly. Mrs Clary and family let the memories shared and the Lord words, be the guiding light to peace and comfort, during this difficult time. Sincerely!

  • Comment Link Katina Mason Wednesday, 18 November 2020 14:20 posted by Katina Mason

    Mr Clary rest in paradise my friend, until we all meet again. We will miss you dearly. Mrs Clary, Gail and the Clary family, it was my pleasure to be a part of your life for the last year and a half. I pray for peace and comfort, during this difficult time. You All will be in my heart, Forever & Always!

  • Comment Link Rev. Joseph Giles, Jr. Tuesday, 17 November 2020 21:38 posted by Rev. Joseph Giles, Jr.

    Roland left a tremendous impression on me. In my short time in the South Brunswick community, Roland was a source of strength for many people. While I was never his Pastor, I was honored that he would generously give me advice, much I still carry with me now, nearly 10 years later!

  • Comment Link Pat Wright Monday, 16 November 2020 17:49 posted by Pat Wright

    Lois and Gail,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Roland’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Pat

  • Comment Link Esther B Lane Monday, 16 November 2020 15:20 posted by Esther B Lane

    Lois, Gail and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Roland.. my thoughts and prayers are with you. He was such a kind friend. Love to you all

  • Comment Link Patricia Kleis Fitzgerald Monday, 16 November 2020 05:15 posted by Patricia Kleis Fitzgerald

    Oh Lois I am so sorry to learn of the loss of Roland and the love of your life. What a wonderful life you two had together. God bless.

  • Comment Link Molly and Hall Sunday, 15 November 2020 22:09 posted by Molly and Hall

    Thinking of you and yours Gail!! It’s hard to lose your daddy!!

  • Comment Link Carroll Moseley Sunday, 15 November 2020 19:50 posted by Carroll Moseley

    Roland taught me so much about quail hunting and so much more about life. He had an incredible amount of passion for whatever endeavor he pursued. I have many great memories - especially ones where he took it to me on a hunt. I will cherish these memories forever.

  • Comment Link Carol Guerrero Razor Sunday, 15 November 2020 19:02 posted by Carol Guerrero Razor

    Praying for comfort for All...

  • Comment Link Jim Oyler Sunday, 15 November 2020 16:48 posted by Jim Oyler

    Dear Lois:
    We are deeply saddened about Rolands passing. May the peace of the Lord comfort you and your family dyrubg this time of mourning. Our prayers are for all.
    God Bless you
    Jim & Anne Oyler

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