In Honor of Clarence John Hearron
January 17, 1923 – January 18, 2020
Clarence John Hearron, age 97, passed from this world to his eternal resting place on January 18, 2020 at his place of residence in Cedar Hill, Texas.
He was born in Tecumseh, Oklahoma on January 17, 1923. He attended high school in New Hope, Arkansas, where he graduated as valedictorian of his class. Shortly after graduation, he joined the army and served until he was discharged in 1946 due to injury and spent many months in the hospital in Temple, Texas. While there, Clarence was called to pastor the First Free Will Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. It was here that he met and married Juanita Hearron.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion at Baylor University and his Master of Education degree from Texas Wesleyan. During his 70 plus years in the ministry, Clarence pastored Free Will Baptist churches throughout Texas and Oklahoma. While pastoring, he also taught junior high and high school.
In 1966, Clarence became a teacher and Academic Dean at Oklahoma Bible College (later named Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College and now Randall University) in Moore, Oklahoma. He taught subjects such as Bible, English, History, Social Sciences, Greek, Literature and Parliamentary Law.
After losing his beloved wife of 53 years, Juanita, in 2000, Clarence found love again and married Artelle Cox in 2003. He has two daughters and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Clarence lived the last few years of his life in Cedar Hill and attended the First Free Will Baptist Church in Duncanville, Texas.
You can see Clarence's full obituary and funeral arrangements here.
In Memory of Rev. Clarence Hearron
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