Clarence Eugene Guhl was born on February 20, 1926 at Mingus, Texas to Charles M. and Ira Mae Guhl. He passed from this life on Sunday, May 10, 2020 in Lubbock.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie Cranford Guhl; his second wife, Mable Blakley Guhl; daughter, Patricia Leigh Guhl Reynolds; three sisters and two brothers. Clarence is survived by his daughter, Sharon Marlow Guhl of Kingman, Arizona; grandsons, Clay Reynolds and Scott Reynolds of Lubbock; great-grandson Gage Reynolds of Lubbock and numerous nephews and nieces living in California, Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas.
Clarence's family moved to Arkansas when he was five years old. He received elementary and secondary education at Magazine, Charleston and North Little Rock schools before returning to Texas in 1943 graduating from high school at Granbury. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and received basic and technical training in Ordnance at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. After training Clarence was assigned to Ordnance and Quartermaster Battalions on the islands of Cebu and Leyte in the Philippines and served there until after the war ended. He later served in the Army Reserves during the Korean Conflict with the rank of Master Sergeant.
Following military service, Clarence attended the University of North Texas and graduated in 1949 with a BA degree in Journalism. He worked for a short time for the weekly newspaper at Slaton, taught school on year at Tahoka, worked at TIME DC in Lubbock for 18 years before moving to Dallas and working for Red Ball Motor Freight and ETMF Freight Systems. He finished his working career with DSI Transports and TNT Transportation in Houston and Austin. Clarence retired in 1990 and lived in Alamogordo for a number of years before returning to Lubbock.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 10 AM at First Christian Church with Rev. Paul Carpenter officiating. Burial will be at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.
Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Lubbock or a charity of your choice.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
RIP Sir ❤️🙏🏻
Broken Arrow, OK
Monday, May 18, 2020
Uncle Clarence will be missed by all who knew him. We enjoyed his visits and the stories he told about the family. I was so glad Marty and Opal both got to see him before they passed. Marty called him Rufus never heard why.
dripping springs, TX
Saturday, May 16, 2020
dear clarence. always with a twinkle in his eye. patty was my best friend in the 2nd grade so i was lucky enough to go to sleepovers at the guhls’. clarence was very tolerant of all of us even as we stepped into our teens. i loved to hang out over there-he would make us laugh all the while sitting in his chair reading a paper. i’m very appreciative of having him & all the guhls in my life. rest in peace.
Larry & Louise Henson
Friday, May 15, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Love and Hugs.
Chevis and Sue Cleveland
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Uncle Clarence will be remembered by us for his kindness, humor, empathy, and story telling. He was an exceptionally radiant person.
The world needs more Uncle Clarences.
Clarence, we love you.
Marlow, we are sending love and hugs. We wish we could be with you.
Sue and Chevis
Monday, May 11, 2020
I enjoyed knowing Clarence as a volunteer at Hospice of Lubbock. .