Cleveland High Sr., 89, of Indianola, passed away at 12:20 pm, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Presence USMC, Danville, with his loving family at his side.
He was born Jan. 20, 1924, in Indianola, to Merrit Elmer and Louella (White) High, both deceased.
He married Naomi M. McNeese on Dec. 11, 1940, in Danville.
He is survived by his children, Cleve Jr. (Darlene) High of Fairmount, Charles (friend, Teresa) High of Longview, Nancy L. Setser of Indianola, and Betty Wolfe of Fairmount; his 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 70 years; three infant sons; four sisters; three brothers; a daughter-in-law; a granddaughter; and a son-in-law.
Cleve worked for Gordon Almy for 15 years farming and 21 years at Danville Metal Stamping until his first heart attack forced him to retire in 1986. Then he and his wife mowed cemeteries and did odd jobs for the elderly in Indianola and Ridge Farm until their health deteriorated. He will be missed by everyone he knew.
A celebration of Cleve’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, Georgetown, with Pastor James Blue officiating. He will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family. Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.