Sergeant Clarence Ray Satterfield, Sr.  S-3  (1939-2023)


Clarence was born on December 9, 1939 to Morgan County, Tennessee farmers, Ray and Grace B. (Coffman) Satterfield. After moving to Cincinnati, he attended Western Hills High School, graduating in 1958.

From 1958 to 1961, Clarence worked at Schaffer’s Sohio on North Bend and as a mechanic for the Bell Telephone Company.

Clarence joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a Police Recruit on May 22, 1961. He was promoted to Patrolman on August 28, 1961, issued Badge 726, and assigned to District 2 (314 Broadway). Patrolman Satterfield was rotated to District 7 (813 Beecher Street) a year later. During February 1964, he earned an associate degree in Police Science from the Salmon P. Chase College. Also in 1964, he transferred back to District 2. In 1967 he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Cincinnati. On March 24, 1968, he was promoted to Specialist and issued Badge PS-19. Specialist Satterfield was assigned to the Legal Section on May 24, 1970. He transferred to Court Section on January 7, 1973. On May 18, 1974, Sergeant John McNally and Specialist Satterfield graduated from Chase Law School with Juris Doctor degrees. Then, on November 20th, they were notified that they had passed the Ohio Bar Examination. Specialist Satterfield transferred to Research and Development Section. He was promoted to Sergeant on December 28, 1975 and issued Badge S-3. Ten years later, he transferred to District 1 (310 Ezzard Charles Drive). He was later assigned to the Special Operations Unit. Sergeant Satterfield retired on August 30, 1992 with 31 years of service and 19 letters of appreciation and/or commendation.

Sergeant Satterfield battled diabetes and heart disease. He died on February 7, 2023 at the age of 83 and very near the 61st anniversary of his marriage to Agnes (Biehle) Satterfield.

Sergeant Satterfield is also survived by his children, Agnes Elaine (Carl) Wells, Susan Elizabeth Satterfield, Mark Alan Satterfield, David Anthony Satterfield, and Clarence Ray Satterfield, Jr.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Bernice Hott, Fontilla Siegert, and Glen Watson. Sergeant Satterfield is also survived by his children, Clarence Satterfield Jr., Agnes (Danny, Sr.) Wells, Mark (Laura) Satterfield, Susan (Brian) Ferneding, Brian (Jennifer) Satterfield, Andrew (Melissa) Satterfield, and David (Kelly) Satterfield; grandchildren, Amber, Stephen, Ray, Heather, Danny, Jr., Kathleen, Anthony, Michael, Hanna, Rebecca, Zachary, Alexander, Isabella, Wyatt, Elena, Westin, Gabriel, Ellie, Mason, Piper, Sawyer, and Everly; great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Levi, Theo, Lily, and Rigby; and brother, Leonard Watson.

Visitation will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home at 10285 New Haven Road in Harrison. An FOP service will be held at 8:20 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2023 at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church at 7130 Harrison Avenue in Taylor’s Creek. Interment will follow at  Miami Cemetery on Hamilton Cleves Road (SR 128) in Miamitown.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his honor to a charity of your choice.


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