Famous Louisville Activist, Clarence Yancey, dies at 89

Famous Louisville Activist, Clarence Yancey, dies at 89

According to his family, Clarence Yancey, an established political ward heeler in Louisville’s West End whose support was long sought after by regional and state leaders, passed away on Sunday. He was 89.

Clarence Yancey, a well-known community figure in west Louisville, passes away at age 89.

West Louisville lost a well-known political and community activist on Sunday. For more than 50 years, Clarence Yancey, 89, presided as the district chairman for west Louisville’s 43rd Legislative District. “Mourning the passing of Clarence Yancey, a one-of-a-kind, wonderful citizen, and friend to many that energized civic action and political participation for decades,” wrote Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer in a tweet. Andy Beshear, the governor, wrote on Facebook, “Today, Britainy and I are in mourning for Clarence Yancey’s family.

 We shall miss him because he was a terrific buddy.” In Yancey’s memory, Shawnee Park has named its baseball fields. His son claims that the lesson he would want people to learn from his life is that you can always be better than you are and that it is especially important to teach the younger generation. When you’re finished and you’ve carried out the excellent work you started, Stephen Yancey stated, “you can carry on your legacy if you’re older in age and you feel like you can help the following generation.”

“And he did just that. I am certain that is what I will do for the rest of my life. He accomplished that, and he taught me to do the same.” Visitation for Yancey will take place at Portland Memorial Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday at 5 o’clock. The funeral will take place at St. Stephen Church on Friday at 11 a.m.

Clarence Yancey Age, Family, Early Life

Clarence Yancey was born in Clarksville, Tennessee. He holds an American nationality.

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we don’t have a lot of specific details on Clarence Yancey’s family. Verified information about his family will be given later.

Clarence Yancey Wife, What about his Relationship?

Stephen L. Yancey, who is Yancey’s son. The woman he is married to is unknown. He is 89 years old at the time of his death. He belongs to the black ethnicity.

Clarence Yancey’s Career, What was his profession?

Long sought after by regional and state politicians, Clarence Yancey was an old-school political ward heeler in Louisville’s West End. Yancey presided over the 43rd Legislative District for more than 50 years. Until his health started to deteriorate in recent years, he continued to work on political campaigns, host barbecues for candidates, and distribute his suggested ballots to voters in his district (especially to the elderly because he knew they would vote).

Yancey served on the Louisville Democratic Party’s executive committee, according to Queenie Averette, who took over as district chair after Yancey retired in 2020. In his parliamentary area, he was well-known for encouraging young African Americans to seek jobs in local government and then utilizing his connections to assist them to get recruited. Despite a string of errors from the 1970s to the 1990s, Clarence Yancey remained a beloved person in his community.

In 1989, he admitted to giving a real estate agent the key to the city’s landfill so he could collect the cobblestones being held there that had been taken from city streets and the Fourth Street Wharf. Yancey was given a sentence with probation. Following the incident with the cobblestones, Yancey quit city administration and founded a barbeque catering company. For years, this company supplied food for political gatherings.

How much is Clarence Yancey Net Worth?

 Clarence Yancey has not disclosed his net worth details. Thus it is hard to estimate her net worth.

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Which school and college did he go to?

The name of the school Clarence Yancey attended and the topic he studied, however, is unknown.

Physical Appearance of Clarence Yancey’s Height, Weight

HeightIn Feet: 5 feet and 3 inches
Centimeter: 167 cm
Meter: 1.67 m
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorHazel
WeightKilogram: 53 Kg
Pound:  116 Lbs
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Clarence Yancey’s should be knows

EthnicityNot Available
Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusSingle