He was born June 4, 1924, in Clay County, the son of Clarence Sr. and Rosa (Carmichael) Baysinger.
On Nov. 12, 1949, he married Nellie Clark, who preceded him in death in 2006.
Clarence lived his entire life in Clay County, graduating from Brazil High School and then enrolled in Rose Polytechnic Institute (Rose Hulman). He attended for one year before being called to serve his country in the United States Army during World War II as a member of the Army Combat Engineers Unit. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1946. After the war, he returned to Rose Poly and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He was President of the former Arketex Ceramic Corporation, and later took over the operation of Baysinger Machine Shop, the business started by his father. Refusing to retire, he currently was working as a consulting engineer for Technicote, designing the production machinery for their plants.
His enjoyment was taking care of the home he built and observing wildlife in the wooded acreage that surrounded it as well as being a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Clarence was a past active member of Kiwanis and a 33rd degree Mason of the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by his wife Nell, daughter Jan (Baysinger) Rissler, and a great-grandson, Pierson DeHart.
Survivors include daughter Linda White, Brazil, three grandsons Brett Rissler and wife Alyssa, Huntsville, Ala., Dale White, Brazil, and Drew White, Eglin AFB, Fla., one granddaughter Melissa DeHart and husband Chris, Brazil, great-grandsons Ethan DeHart, Nathan Rissler, Jonah Rissler and Isaac Rissler, great-granddaughter Victoria DeHart, special family members Neil Rissler and wife Cheryl, niece Effie Halfhill and husband Clyde, two nephews Robert Clark and wife Pam and Eddie Clark.
Services will be at Lawson Miller Chapel at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, with Pastor Rick Wetnight officiating. Burial will follow at Calcutta Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday, from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation 615 N. Alabama St. Indianapolis, IN 46204.
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