Clarence Leo Kane, Jr., Age 77, was born August 7, 1943 in Lake Charles, LA to the late Clarence Leo Kane, Sr. and Lucille Kane. He departed this life on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Ochsner Medical Center. Clarence was a graduate of Lake Charles Boston High School, Fisk University and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from the State of Louisiana Department of Labor in 2008. During his retirement, Clarence dedicated his time substituting at local high schools and educating the youth. He was an active member of the Rho Phi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Basileus of the Rho Chi Chapter in Lake Charles, LA. Clarence was also a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Clarence married his wife Barbara on December 30, 1989. His pride and joy in life was watching sports, reading mystery novels and sharing times with the brothers of his fraternity. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Barbara Edwards Kane; daughters, Valerie Kane-Cox, Felicia Kane Nichols and Catherine Lewis; son, John Edwards; grandchildren, Alicia Kirkland, Tianna Cox, Michael Cox, Antonio Nichols, Jr., Demetrick Nichols, Anthony Nichols, Andria Nichols, Maiya Snowton, Laylah Straughn, JaVon Lykes, Paris Blanchard and John Edwards, Jr.; brother, Grant Kane; daughter-in-law, Conchetta Edwards; sons-in-law, Alphonso Cox and Antonio Nichols Sr.; sisters-in-law, Shirley Kane, Helen Edwards and Joyce Edwards; brothers-in-law, Arthur Edwards, Alvin Edwards and Phillip Edwards. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian burial honoring the life of Mr. Clarence Leo Kane , Jr. will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet, LA 70092 on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 10 AM. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone in attendance is required to adhere to all restrictions. You must wear a face masks and practice social distancing. Strictly enforced. A Drive through viewing will take place at Charbonnet Family Services, 4917 E. Judge Perez Drive, Violet LA 70092 on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 4 PM until 6 PM. Please remain in your vehicles.
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