Clarence J. McCallum was the second of three sons born to the union of Clarence and Bernice McCallum. Born in Mississippi and raised in the Baptist faith, Clarence moved with his family to Illinois, finally settling into what would be his lifelong home, Joliet.
An industrial painter by trade, Clarence continued to lead a vibrant and independent life after being disabled in 1979. He drove until his last years, and was often seen in his wheelchair in downtown Joliet, engaging locals and going about his daily routine. Gregarious and easygoing, Clarence moved through life taking things as they came with his trademark sense of humor.
Clarence made his transition after a long illness April 21, 2022. Preceding him in death are mother Bernice, father Clarence, Sr. and younger brother LaMar.
He is survived by his brother, James (Rita), nephew, James Jr. (Ruqayyah), nephew, Quinn, great nephew, James III and a host of friends who loved him as family.