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DANVILLE - Clarence Champion, 92, passed away February 13, 2018, at Hawthorne Inn of Danville.
He was born August 5, 1925, in Danville, the son of Adolph and Maria (Gerrard) Champion.
Clarence was preceded in death by his first wife, Molly Davis Champion.
He is survived by his wife, Deloris Champion; sons, John (Sue) Champion, Thomas Champion; grandchildren, Brett (Alison) Champion, Jarad (Sara) Champion; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, James, Remy, Hugh; stepsons, Ronald (Janice) Lee, Chris (Debbie) Mosher; stepdaughter, Carol (Cloyd) Coon; step-grandchildren, Todd (Sonna) Lee, Tim (Dawn) Lee, Corey (Faith) Mosher, Regan (Chris) Rudolph, Amanda (Andrew) Healey, Carrie (Ben) Mingo, Stacey (Richard) Deeter; step great-grandchildren, Katie, Brodie, Logan, Cameron, Parker, Noah, Harper, Kendall, Hayden, Garrett, Brianna, Jasmine, Dallas, Katrina, Tyler, Kendred, Taylen and Drew.
Clarence had a special relationship with his step-granddaughter, Amanda. They were very close. He had a step-grand dog, Koda, who loved to go see Grandpa C.
Clarence was a member of the United States Army, serving during WWII. He loved talking about traveling, fishing, hunting, talking about Davies Meat Packing House, General Motors and Kickapoo Fire Department, where he was assistant fire chief. He loved helping people and his church, for which he did a lot of work.
A celebration of Clarence's life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 17, at Batestown United Methodist Church, 2224 Batestown Road, Danville, IL 61832, with Pastor Patti Wise officiating. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials can be made in his name to the American Alzheimer's Association. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Please join Clarence's family in sharing photos and memories on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on February 14, 2018
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