Cecil McClease, Sr.
Dennis Cecil McClease Sr. was born December 25, 1926 in
Manteo, NC to the late Samuel and Edna McClease. Dennis
attended local Manteo public schools. Immediately
following high school he enlisted in the Army and served
in World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
met Ossie V. Miller in Norfolk, VA in 1956 and relocated
to Newark, NJ. In Newark Dennis he worked as a truck
driver, and as aircraft traffic personnel for UPS and
Signature Airlines. Dennis had a love of cars and trucks
and worked as a mechanic. He was also a Mason and a long
time Teamster. Dennis
was a soldier and a man of determination and courage. He
embodied many wonderful qualities. He was a family man
and a dedicated father, grandfather and husband.
Cecil McClease was predeceased by his parents Samuel and
Edna McClease, his loving spouse, Ossie V. McClease, his
siblings Samuel, Thomas and Mable McClease, and Naomi
Bryant, and his son, Sylvester Williams.
leaves to cherish his memory his children; Annette
(Julius) Butler, Eugene (Christine) Gray, Alfred
Robinson, Ronnie (Belinda Brooks) Miller, Barbara Ann
(Douglas Valentine) McClease, Naomi (Achan) Bey, Dennis
McClease Jr., Samuel McClease, Yvette (Darren)Jones,
Charlotte McClease; a daughter-in-law, Roxanne Williams;
a sister-in-law Lillian Miller and
brother George (Pensacola) McClease and 27
grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 3great-great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins
may call Tuesday February 1, 2011 from 6 to 9 pm at the
Gallop Funeral Services Chapel MP 16 in Nags Head. The
funeral will be held Wednesday February 2, 2011 at noon
at Free Grace Disciples of Christ Church in Manteo with
viewing one hour prior.
Pastor Carrie G. Holmes will officiate. Interment
with military honors, will follow immediately at Free
Grace Church Cemetery on Burnside Road in Manteo.
Condolences to the family may be expressed via
the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.
Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with
Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. 6917 S.
Croatan Hwy. Nags Head, NC 27959 252.449.8695