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Official Obituary of

Mr. Clarence Eugene Stockton

December 27, 1932 ~ March 9, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Mr. Clarence Stockton Tribute

     Clarence Eugene Stockton was born December 27,1932, in Iredell County, North Carolina, to the late Clarence and Helen Phifer Stockton, passed away on March 9, 2024, at Wesley Pines Retirement Community in Lumberton, NC.

     He received his early education in Iredell County public schools and earned a B.S. Degree in Agriculture Education from A&T State University, with further studies at NC State University and A&T University. Serving in the US Armed Forces, Clarence was honorably discharged before dedicating his career to the N.C. Extension Service in Robeson County.

     Clarence accepted Christ at a young age. He was devoted to his faith and joined Cameron Presbyterian Church, remaining a steadfast member throughout his life.

     A luminary in agriculture, Clarence garnered numerous accolades, including the Career Guidance Award for Outstanding Service to Youth from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. Notably, he received the C.E. McLaurin Award for Outstanding Service to Tobacco from the Robeson County Crop Promotion Association and was the first inaugural black agriculture extension agent to receive the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Tobacco Extension. Recognized as a Philip Morris Fellow, he undertook a three month study at North Carolina State University.

    On September 22, 1962, Clarence married Shirley Marie Hester. After retiring from the Robeson County Extension Service in 1993 with twenty-eight years of dedicated service, he pursued his passion for agriculture through gardening, renowned for his exceptional tomatoes. to Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Helen, and siblings: Bertha S. Brawley, Nellie Mucherson, Lucille McNeely, Henry P. Stockton, and Isaac Stockton.

    He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving wife, Shirley H. Stockton. A special nephew/caregiver, Donald Stockton, Lumberton NC. Nieces and nephews, Carolyn B. Powell (Jesse), Hughesville, MD, Glenda B. King, Claremout, VA, April B. Donaldson (Freddie), Statesville, NC, Lucinda Youngblood (Dockery), Shelby, N.C., Deborah Armstrong (Clint), Winston Salem, NC, Teresa Walters, Ft. Benning, GA, Cheryl Boggans (Leonard) Winston Salem, NC, Lisa McNeely, Troutman, NC, Stacy McNeely, Greensboro, NC, Tanya Stockton, Cleveland, NC, Wendell Stockton, MD, Aaron Stockton (Purity) Charlotte, NC, Ronald Brawley (Mildred), Philadelphia, PA, Brian Stockton, Statesville, NC, Johnny Mucherson (Esther), Charleston, SC. A special great nephew Justin Brawley (Tosha), Greensboro, NC. Sister-in-laws Opal Stockton, Cleveland, NC, Linda F. Snipes, Hillsborough, NC, Marjorie B. Jacobs, Durham, NC. Niece-in-laws Delacy Smith (Benny), Charlotte, NC, and Altangla S. Harrison (Aaron), Wilmington, NC. Nephew-in-laws Martin Snipes (Dana) Leawood, KS and Stacy Bradsher (Jana), Hurdle Mills, NC. God-children, Dr. Tara Leazer Holman, Morrow, Ohio and Marcus Leazer, Durham, NC. Very special neighbors, Gregg Gearald and Angela Thompson who were like family. A very special friend, Dr. Hoover M. Royals Jr, Greenville, NC.


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March 13, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Central & Worley Mortuary
219 E. 3rd Street
Lumberton, NC 28358

March 14, 2024

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
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700 Elizabethtown Road
Lumberton, NC 28358

Celebration of Life
March 14, 2024

1:00 PM
Bethany Presbyterian Church
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Lumberton, NC 28358


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5190 Fayetteville Rd
Lumberton, NC 28360


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