FAYETTEVILLE — Retired Army Special Forces Command Sgt. Maj. Clarence Joseph Mobley, 84, of 315 Kirkwood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 29, 2009, in UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Clarence Joseph Mobley served faithfully and loyally in the service of his country for 34 years. During his career, he served and was a member of 1st Marine Raiders Battalion, and was one of the first 100 Special Forces master parachutists to have over 2,000 jumps to his credit. He also received 22 Air Combat medals to his achievements. Clarence served in World War II, Korea and the Vietnam War. He was also a well-known and liked Ranger instructor. During his service career, he was awarded seven Purple Hearts, the Silver Star with the Marines and Bronze Star with V for valor. After his distinguished military career, he was employed by the City of Fayetteville as a building inspector for 29 years before his retirement. Clarence was also a U.S. Marshal.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Mobley of Hope Mills; two sons, Thomas Winfred Mobley of Metairie, La., and Glenn Lee Mobley of Hope Mills; a daughter, Linda Gail Atkinson of Raeford; two sisters, Daisy Finnangan and Barbara Love of Sea Breeze, Fla.; a brother, Frank Mobley of Panama City, Fla.; five grandchildren, Thomas, Tammy, William, Ashley and Kimberly; and three great-grandchildren, Scotty, Briggs and Trent.
The Mobley family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, April 2, 2009, at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home, 500 Ramsey St., Fayetteville.
A celebration of the life of retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Clarence Joseph Mobley will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2009, in Rogers and Breece Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Gary Strickland officiating.
Following the rendering of full military honors, he will be laid to rest at Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Raeford Road, Fayetteville.
The Mobley family has entrusted services to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville.