Born in Marshall, Texas on May 15, 1935, Clarence graduated from Manual Arts High in Los Angeles in 1954. He was drafted into the military and while still in the military in 1970 he began his career as an official of several sports. His last military stop brought him to Fort Lewis in 1978. At this time, his umpiring career focused more on youth fastpitch and adult slowpitch softball
Clarence umpired many high school softball games, including the West Central District playoffs three years. He also umpired ASA games and tournaments, including the 2003 ASA Northwest Regional Fastpitch Championships.
"Since terminating my participation as an athlete in football, officiating has given me the opportunity to continue to participate from a different perspective," Clarence said. "I enjoy planning and creating strategies toward developing good game management prior to each contest."
Clarence has also officiated basketball and football games over the years.