AMerican Veteran 11

Clarence R. Carlisle

December 1, 1951 ~ July 13, 2022 (age 70)

Obituary

The miraculous life of Mr. Clarence R. Carlisle, sometimes called “Bra Luck”, or just “Carlisle”, this Fighting Warrior lost his fight for life with multiple declining health issues at the senior age of 70, at Mercy Health Hospital Youngstown, in the wee morning hours on July 13, 2022. 

Born in Youngstown on December 1, 1951 to the union of James E. Sr. and Juanita Perry Carlisle.  He was a tall, dark, handsome and robust male, who was a very Dominating and self-willed person.  Throughout his entire life; he loved verbal and physical challenges, the tougher the better, always flexing.  He embodied a strong temperament from his ancestors; the Herod’s, Perry’s and the Carlisle’s.  He attended South High School for a while and then YSU for the Upward Bound Program, did a stint in the Army and continued his Education at Shawnee State Business College; he also went to New Castle School Of Trades for Building Technology.  Clarence worked for several different companies, Paragon Industries, Marwood, ORA and McLoydd Construction Company, Top Flight Landscaping & King George Services; but what he enjoyed best was being self-employed as a Landscaper and a Geriatric Home Care Nurse.  He loved playing Chess, cards, imbibing Beers while watching classic movies and listening to Old School Music. 

Left to cherish his memories; a son Clarence Fortune of Youngstown; his confidante and significant-other, Mary Jo McKee; her four great-grandchildren and his great-God-children: Jaaron Johnson, Erra’ci Hines, My’erra Johnson and his mini-ace-boon-coon, Prince Tutwilier whom he called “Biddie” all of Youngstown; his siblings; James E. Jr. (Deborah) Carlisle) of Toledo, OH.,  Alice M. Carlisle and Ernestine C. Townsend both of Youngstown, Rosie Lee Gilliam Carlisle of Cortland, OH., and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; Ellis R., William S. and Preston Carlisle; and a sister Gerverna C.L. Barone. 

Visitation will be 10:00-11:00am Friday July 22, 2022 at L.E. Black Phillips &Holden Funeral Home with the funeral service beginning at 11:00am.  Guests are asked to wear masks and to practice social distancing.  Service of Love and Dignity entrusted to L.E. Black Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 22, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home Inc.
1951 McGuffey Road
Youngstown, OH 44505

Funeral Service
Friday
July 22, 2022

11:00 AM
L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home Inc.
1951 McGuffey Road
Youngstown, OH 44505

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