Clarence J. "C.J." Korfhage

June 28, 1942 - December 29, 2021

Clarence J. “C.J.” Korfhage, 79, of Owensboro, passed away December 29, 2021, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born June 28, 1942, in Louisville, to the late Clarence Sr. and Helen Korfhage. C.J. was a businessman, owning Convenient Food Mart on Carter Road for 20 years, Delight’s Yogurt Shop for 3 years, and then C.J.’s Food Mart on Tamarack for 10. He was of the Catholic faith and a longtime member of Blessed Mother. C.J. was an avid golfer and hardworker. He will be remembered for his gentle, soft-spoken nature.

Along with his parents, C.J. was preceded in death by his brothers, Jack Korfhage and Gerald Korfhage; and his sister, Loyce Jane.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia Hutson Korfhage; his children, Joe (Sue) Korfhage, Tom (Barbie) Korfhage, and Madonna Korfhage; his grandchildren, Mitchell, Joseph, and Natalie; his great-grandson, Brayden; and his brother, Glenn (Marlyn) Korfhage.

The funeral Mass will be 11am Tuesday at Blessed Mother Catholic Church with Fr. Mike Clark officiating. Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to Blessed Mother Catholic Church, 601 East 23rd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303.

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