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Obituary: Everett Clair Jr., 15th Street

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Everett Louis "Sonny" Clair Jr., 71, of 15th Street, died at 3:25 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2013 at Willow Crossing Health & Rehabilitation.

Sonny retired from Cosco, Inc after many years of service. He was an active member of Garden City Church of Christ.

In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting (squirrel, rabbit, and deer), gardening, bowling, traveling with Shirley Davis, and spending time with his friends and family.

Many would say he was a jack of all trades and a master of none. There wasn't anything he couldn't fix or do. He was always out in his garage working on something. For many years, Sonny was on the church bowling team and participated in the senior league at Columbus Bowling Center.

The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Virgil Clotfelter officiating.

Family and friends may call from noon until service time Tuesday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Garden City Church of Christ.

Online condolences may be sent to Mr. Clair's family and a video tribute may be viewed at

Born in Indianapolis February 18, 1942, Mr. Clair was the son of Everett Louis and Mary Magdalene Hoagland Clair Sr.

Survivors include the love of his life, Shirley Davis of Columbus; children, Everett Clair III of North Vernon, Teresa (Tony) Winkle of Columbus, and Anthony (Arlinda) Clair of Jonesville; grandchildren, Brittany (Anthony) Browder, Mackenzie Clair, Brazen Clair, Sophie Shafer, and Zoe Shafer; great-grandchildren, Ava and Aiden Browder; and siblings, Dorothy Sadler and Eugene Clair both of Martinsville, and Jackie (Ernest) Worth and Donald Clair both of Arizona.

Mr. Clair was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Janice Usselman.

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