Clarence Alfred Giles of Burton, Texas passed away October 9th, 2021 surrounded by loved ones.
Visitation will be October 15th, 7am -7pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main, Brenham, Texas. Family will be present from 5pm -7pm. The family respectfully requests masks to be worn by all visitors.
His life will be celebrated Saturday, October 16th, 2pm., additional viewing will be held from 12:30-1:30 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, 1400 Niebuhr Street Brenham, Texas. Interment will follow immediately after at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Burton, Texas.
The oldest son of Henry Alfred Giles and Annie Ione Lewis, Clarence was born July 19th, 1943 in Price, Utah. During his formative years Clarence worked on the Eldon Golding farm where he learned a strong work ethic and enjoyed bareback bronco riding in rodeos.
In 1962, Clarence enlisted in the United States Air Force. After honorable discharge of active duty, he obtained an associate degree and entered the Fire Academy. As a child, Clarence experienced a severe burn injury which scarred his legs but inspired him to serve as a fire fighter. Clarence served with the Amarillo Fire Department for 13 years. He was self-employed for many years before seeking employment with the Boy Scouts of America as a District Executive in Brenham Texas area, where he has resided since 2007.
Clarence married Sharren K. Prater on October 20th,1962. Together, they raised four children in Amarillo, Texas, with the guiding influence of their faith in Jesus Christ. His faith inspired him to serve his family and community as an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served the youth in many capacities and served as the Branch President of the local Brenham congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Clarence and Sharren taught their children to work hard, play hard and serve others. Their home was full of good food, laughter, family and friends. He loved spending family time in the mountains, on lakes, cruises and motorcycles. His wife Sharren passed suddenly after 48 years of marriage[SJD1] on October 15, 2009.
Clarence unexpectedly found love again when he met Sharon Scott. They kept each other young and vibrant by dancing, road tripping, hiking, eating out and enjoying Friday night dates at the movies. They loved working in the yard together and serving in their church and community. Clarence and Sharon celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on September 10th, 2021.
Clarence loved unconditionally and his sense of humor remained with him throughout his life. He never met a stranger.
Clarence is survived by wife Sharon Giles of Burton, Texas, sister Shirley Orr of Amarillo, Texas and brother Kenneth Giles of Lubbock Texas; Children Leland Giles and wife Stacy of McKinney, Texas; Kescia Mason of Amarillo, Texas; Rick Giles and wife Kirsten of Buffalo, Wyoming and Sherry Stevens and husband John of Canton, Georgia; grandchildren Justin, Blake, Chris, Bryant, Kayla, Shae, Katy, Cody, Dallin, Conner, Jake and Tucker and 12 great grandchildren.
Clarence is also survived by his step children, Shane Scott and wife Amy of Lake Jackson; September Scott of Austin, Texas; Summer Scott and husband Tim Sexton of Los Angeles, California; Stayton Scott of Burton, Texas and step daughter in law, Rita Eischen; step grandchildren Audrey, Riley, Lainey, Jeronimo, Martina, Korbin, Eliseo and 3 step great grandchildren.
Clarence is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ione Giles, wife, Sharren K. Giles, brother, Ray Giles and stepson Spencer Scott.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be donated in memory of Clarence Giles to Texas Home Health Hospice. Please mail donations to 1605 Rock Prairie Road, Suite 206, College Station, TX 77846.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX.