Obituary of Clarence F. Hess, Jr.
Clarence F. “ Mickey” Hess Jr., 88, of Silver Creek, NY passed away on Sunday morning, August 14, 2022 at the Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, NY following a brief illness.
He was born on January 6, 1934 in Gardenville, NY, the son of the late Clarence F. and Pauline (Graw) Hess Sr.
Mickey is survived by four children, Linda (Leonard Smith) Spengler of Richfield, MN, Paul (Gayle) Spengler of Whitehouse, TN, Gary (Laurie) Spengler and Marlene Wilson of Silver Creek; also survived by fifteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Hess, a brother, Robert “Bob” (late Ruth) Hess, a sister, Norma (late Moon) Mullen and his former wife, Arlene (Snyder) Hess.
Mickey had many jobs throughout his lifetime. As a young boy he worked in his Uncle Abby’s Greenhouse, he delivered newspapers. For a short period of time he worked for Allegheny Ludlum while farming in Smith Mills. He bought a grape and apple farm on Bennett State Road in Silver Creek in 1972. He purchased a farm in Lafayette, TN and relocated there in 1978, where he became a full time cattle farmer raising Simmental cattle. Mickey joined the Rogers Group as a driller and then a field service technician retiring in 2007. Eventually he moved back to Silver Creek to be near his daughter Marlene in 2009.
He served his country in the Army National Guard in Dunkirk, NY.
He was member of the Silver Creek Firemen’s Club, he enjoyed bowling, was a diehard Buffalo Bills and St. Louis Cardinals fan, most of all he loved raising cattle on his farm.
Friends may call at the Hole-Parker Funeral Chapel, 160 Central Ave. Silver Creek, NY on Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 4-7 PM, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 11 AM. Interment will be in Markhams Cemetery in Dayton, NY.
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