Clare "Bubba" Eugene Fewins, age 85, of Traverse City, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Grand Traverse Pavilions in the loving care of his family. Clare was born May 21, 1932 in Traverse City to Clarence and Elsa (VanDendrishe) Fewins.
Clare was a lifelong resident of Traverse City; he grew up on a centennial farm out in Long Lake Township.
He started his career as a butcher and then worked as a meat inspector for the State of Michigan, Department of Agriculture, and ended his career as a heavy weights and measures inspector.
He was loving and kind and his family meant everything to him. He will be dearly missed by his family and all those lives he touched.
Clare was an avid outdoorsman who dearly loved to hunt and fish.
Clare is survived by his wife, Josephine Fewins; children, Scott Fewins, Shelly (Larry) Glazier, Susan (Kim) Reece and Sandi (Richard) Stowe, all of Traverse City; stepchildren, Sarah Baker, of Traverse City, and Paul Griffiths, of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Justin (Sandra) Revnell, Ginny (Jared) Bilacic, of Traverse City, Kohl (Molly) Stowe, of Posin, Katie Stowe, of Traverse City, Zachary and Allison Baker and Cody Fewins, all of Traverse City; great-grandson, Evan Bilacic, of Traverse City; brothers, Loren (Barbara) Fewins, Donald (Valerie) Fewins and Millard Fewins; and sisters, Marlene (Larry) Clark and Loretta Fewins.
Clare was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Elsa; first wife, Virginia Fewins; sister-in-law, Billie Fewins; and infant brother, Ronald Fewins.
A graveside service for Clare will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Linwood Cemetery. Tim Harding will officiate. A lunch will immediately follow the graveside service.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be directed to your charity of choice.
Please visit Clare's tribute page and share a memory with the family by visiting www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family.
Published on June 4, 2017