Clarence P. "Sonny" Rencher Jr., 83, of Corpus Christi died Feb. 9, 2009.

He was born Feb. 7, 1926 in Beaumont to Clarence and Elizabeth Rencher. Clarence was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Independence Masonic Lodge # 1337 A. F. & A.M., the Al Amin Shrine Temple and a former Boy Scout troop leader.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, John Robert "Bobby" Rencher; and his wife, Jacqueline Compton Rencher.

He is survived by his daughter, Becki (David) Borth of The Woodlands; a son, Corky (Beverley) Rencher of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his sisters, Elizabeth Hart of Johnson City, Claudia Gouchie of Corpus Christi, and Camilla Watkins of Corpus Christi; grandchildren, Rex Rencher, Christi Thompson and Scott Borth; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Sue Cook officiating. Masonic services were conducted in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel under the auspices of Independence Lodge No. 1337, A.F & A.M. Burial followed in the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, 6977 Main St., Houston, TX 77030-3701, or the charity of your choice.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home