Clarence Gurganus


Clarence Gurganus, 89, of Muscle Shoals passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021.

He was born in Oakman to Benjamin Oze and Bell Gurganus. He was proud to be the youngest of 16 siblings.

Clarence retired from Alabama Power in 1987 after 34 years. During his career, he lived in various places in Alabama before settling in Muscle Shoals. There, he was a member of Cox Boulevard Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, fifteen siblings, and son, Jimmy Lee Gurganus.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Mike (Nancy) Gurganus and Lynn (Kim) Gurganus; daughter, Kelsey (Seth) Rhudy; step-children, David Canerday, Carmel Canerday, Dawnn (Brandy) McCullough and Nathan (Shelly) Mitchell; 13 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service at Fairview Cemetery at noon Saturday, April 24, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Cemetery Fund. Checks may be made out to “Fairview Church”, 740 Fairview Rd, Oakman, AL. (Clarence Gurganus Memorial).

Colbert Memorial Chapel, Tuscumbia; 256-383-2603