CHINA GROVE Franklin Bernard Clontz, 76, of China Grove, passed away peacefully at his home, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Clontz was born Aug. 24, 1943, in Cabarrus County, to the late Homer and Mattie Clontz. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Shirley Patterson Clontz of the home; daughter, Suzzane A. Clontz Munn and husband, Warren; son, Ritchie B. Clontz; stepchildren, Dale Christy and wife, Valerie, Jill C. Wherry, and Lily E. Cook; grandchildren, Nicholas and Christopher Munn, Mary Catherine and Makenzie Clontz; great-grandaughter, Evelyn Autumn Munn; and stepgrandchildren, Grace and Caelyn Christy, and Cora and Clay Cook. Bernard proudly served in the United States Army. He retired from Family Dollar trucking in 2008. Bernard will be truly missed by all those who knew and loved him. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:45 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord. The funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, officiated by Pastor Mike Wooldridge and Pastor Raymond Davis, with full military honors. Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord is serving the Clontz family. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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