Clarence “Pee Wee” Ralston, of Gaylord, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the age of 93.
Pee Wee was born in Gaylord on February 26, 1924 to Clifton and Jennie (Brooks) Ralston. At the age of 18, he married Joyce Clapp. The couple shared 61 years of marriage before Joyce passed away in 2003.
A proud veteran, Pee Wee was an active member of his local VFW. He was also a member of the Pigeon River Baptist Church in Vanderbilt. In his spare time, Pee Wee was an outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt; above all, he enjoyed making new friends.
Clarence is survived by his children, Jim (Margaret) Ralston of Oklahoma, Mary (Gary) Norton of Gaylord, and Terry Ralston of Gaylord; 8 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce, and his daughter Sharon Rhiness.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12 noon at the Nelson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Monday (March 27) from 10AM until the time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 1518 Sign & Building Fund.