Clarence Leon Settles

Sunrise: March 14, 1950

Sunset: May 1, 2022

Clarence Leon Settles aka “Rat” 72, of Norfolk, peacefully took his place in God’s Garden on Sunday, May 1, 2022.  Leon was born on March 14, 1950, to the late Johnnie and Katie Lee Settles, in North Carolina.

He was employed with Shoney’s Restaurant for many years and later went to work for the Pancake House. Leon was an all-around sports enthusiast. He was probably the most avid Philadelphia Eagles fan in the county. Leon enjoyed cooking and watching Western movies.  He loved to dance and was smooth while doing it. Throwing the football or hitting the baseball bat was a couple of his many moves.  Leon had a deep love for his family. He experienced great joy while spending time with them.  He especially enjoyed wrestling with his grandson and nephews.  Leon was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother Uncle, cousin and friend. He will truly be missed and remembered.

He leaves to cherish his memories; his son Corey Rinehart of VA, daughter, India Skinner (Shelton) of VA, two grandchildren; Sparkle Settles, Makai Settles both of VA, seven sisters and one brother; Francisene Settles-Spencer of VA, Dorothy Stringfield of NC, Beverly Settles-Elliot of VA, Sandra Settles of VA, Deborah Settles of VA, Priscilla Settles-Valentine (Raymond) of VA, Eric Settles (Gwen), Sophia Settles-Clark (Samuel) of GA, and a host of nieces , nephews and devoted friends near and far.  Preceded in death by his wife India Settles and parents Johnnie and Katie Lee Settles.

Memorial Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, May 14, 2022 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 *Masks Required*

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    India says

    Daddy you will neverrrrr be forgotten, god needed u more & your wife too.. i know y’all having a ball and just know that I’m ok .. y’all daughter is a Strong woman & theirs no more pain .. rest easy til i see y’all again ❤️

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    Earl Robinson says

    It’s so hard to say goodbye to you Uncle Leon. We will miss you and and you will be in our hearts forever! Love you so much. R.I.P.
    Earl & Lashawna Robinson

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    Yvonne, Dorothy, Krystal and Brehon says

    To all of my cousins I mourn with you in the passing of our beloveth Leon. May you be comforted in knowing that Leon was in our PASS and PRESENT and he is now in our FUTURE and in knowing this may it bring us great joy because we will see our beloveth Clarence Leon Settles again! To God Almighty be All the Glory! Glory be to God Almighty! Amen.
    Daughters of the late Arthur and Florence Settles, Yvonne and Dorothy
    Geanddaugther Krystal
    And Grandson Brehon

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