Clarence Frieson, Jr., was the beloved husband of Charlotte A. Clark-Frieson. They met in the July of 1975, while she was a student at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Clarence was a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama via Columbus, Mississippi. They dated for two years, and eventually wed on July 30, 1977 in Roanoke, Alabama. Their marriage gave rise to two children, Wilkie Sherard Frieson, and Je’Lynn Mikele Frieson.
Clarence was an 18-year veteran employee of the Uniroyal-Goodrich Tire Company in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he worked in Quality Assurance.
1989 was a very tragic year for the Clark family, and Clark Funeral Home. Mrs. Hattie Lee Peters Clark passed away in February of that year. Then, later that year on July 29, their family home burned, and Wilkie Clark, overcome by smoke inhalation, died as a result of the family home burning. That night, Charlotte vividly recalls, “Clarence was the first person on the scene, and kicked in the door to the house, and crawled around on his belly, trying to find daddy. But, he couldn’t stay in the house with the immense smoke and fumes billowing around him.”