POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Clinton Leroy Elting Jr., a resident of Poughkeepsie, died Thursday, March 31. He was 66.
He was born Oct. 30, 1948, in Poughkeepsie, to the late Clinton Leroy Elting and Gloria Sprow.
He was of the Christian faith and a drug counselor in Poughkeepsie for more than 10 years, during which he counseled many people.
He is survived by his children Anthony, Torano, Yakei, Pure, Sakrid, Aking, Turell, I-isreal, Glorious, Heavenly, Essence and Nessiah; nine step-children; 40 grandchildren; brothers Damon, Mark, Anthony, Troy and Jerome; sisters Tarry, Cheryl, Shelly, Loretta and Lauren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sons Clinton Leroy Elting III and Mahdi Elting; sister Karen (Bird) Thomas; and stepson Aaron Stubbs.
Visitation will be from 10-10:30 a.m. Friday at Beth-EL Church of God in Christ, 91 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie. The funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Dwight Hunt officiating. Interment to follow in Wappinger’s Rural Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home, 39 S. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie.
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