Clarence Wayne McMinn of Miami, OK passed away peacefully Tuesday March 20, 2012 at his home. He was 71.
Mr. McMinn was born February 15, 1941 in Picher, Ok to Clark Lester and Una Beatrice (Frost) McMinn. He had lived in the Quapaw, Miami area all his life.
Clarence married his childhood sweetheart Joan Nichols , June 12, 1957 in Jay, Oklahoma.
Clarence was a many time Golden Gloves Champion advancing to the Nationals. After his amateur career he became a professional boxer ranked in Ring Magazine. Clarence worked at Hormel Packing plant from the time it opened until itís closing
He retired from the Miami Police Department in 2000 after 20 years of service, and worked for the Sheriff Office as a Deputy after his retirement. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police of Miami and a Member of the First Assembly of God Church in Miami, OK.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-n-law Kenneth Nichols.
Son Tony McMinn and wife Rhonda of Miami, OK
Daughter JanNell Burnett of Miami, OK
2 Brothers Bill McMinn and wife Barbara of Miami, OK
Chuck McMinn and wife Marsha of Seneca, MO
Sister Mary Ingle of Riverside, CA
Grandchildren: Jessie and wife Amanda of Commerce, Jackie Burnett and a Special person, Mandy of Miami, John and wife Rachel McMinn of Brooklyn, NY. Great grandchildren: Lake, Emma, Natatalie Burnett. Many Nieces and Nephews
one: Sister-n- law Linda Nichols.
Funeral Services will be Friday March 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce, OK. Pastor Raymond Frizzelle will officiate. Pallbearers will be Capt. Thomas Anderson, Capt. Philip Brice, Sgt. Mike Kelly, Officer Steve Johnston, Det. Mark Byfield and Ret. Det. John Koch. Interment will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Commerce, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, OK.