Obituary of Clarence Sopchak (1935 – 2021) – Conroe, Texas

Clarence John “CJ” Sopchak, 86, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his beloved family on Friday, November 19, 2021. He was born on April 10, 1935 in Richmond, Texas, to Bruno and Martha Sopchak.

Clarence grew up in Houston, TX and joined the Marines at a young age and was primarily based in Okinawa, Japan. After leaving the Marines, he returned home to Houston where he met and married his wife, Patricia. After learning the plumber trade from his uncle, Louis Sopchak, he moved the family to New Waverly, Texas, where he operated the Green Top Tavern for 5 years. He then moved to Conroe in 1969, bought the Pabst Blue Ribbon distribution company and then opened his own plumbing business, Star Plumbing Company. As a master plumber, he mentored several young men who eventually opened their own plumbing businesses.

He served as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council in New Waverly, Texas and was an honorary member after serving 40 years. He enjoyed traveling with his friends and family, boating, fishing, golfing and skiing. In addition, he enjoyed riding his Honda Goldwing motorcycle on the road and competed in Chapter D of the Honda Goldwing Association.

Clarence was predeceased by his son, Donald R. Sopchak, father, Bruno S. Sopchak, mother, Martha D. Sopchak-Schindler, brother, Eugene B. Sopchak, and sisters, Delores M. LeRoy and Barbara M. Yorek. He is survived by his beloved wife Patricia C. Dunegan-Sopchak, son, Darrell W. Sopchak and his wife, Elaine, daughter, Debora A. Champagne and her husband, Steve, daughter, Diane R. McMayon, daughter, Carolyn M. Nanney and her husband Earl, 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

The funeral will be on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 10 a.m. in the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart. Visitations will be on Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a rosary service starting at 7:00 p.m. at Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe, TX. Please visit to share fond memories with his family.

Posted by The Courier of Montgomery County November 24-25, 2021.

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