BAY PINES, Fla. —
William Eugene Clemmons, was born April 28, 1938, in Stockton, Mo., to William Earnest Clemmons and Mildred Inez Keith Clemmons. As a child he lived in Utah and California, prior to returning to settle in Joplin.
Bill served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Friedberg, Germany. He married Miriam Esther Sperry on Feb. 9, 1957.
A long-haul freight truck driver, he received a Million Mile Award. He was valued in the community as the Scout Leader of Troop 156, a PTA president and member of the Baptist Church. A loving father and grandpa, he spent years with his family as an avid sportsman, camper and traveler. He quietly and continuously taught by example and colorful storytelling.
Bill passed away on June 2, 2013, at the Bay Pines Veteran's Hospital, near his home in Florida. He spent his final days surrounded by loved ones.
He is survived by his wife, Miriam; as well as daughters, Karen Birch and Brenda Caylor; his grandchildren, Robb Birch and Jes Caylor; a great-grandson, Xzaiver Birch; his brothers, Robert Clemmons and Richard Clemmons; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his son, William "Wyl" Clemmons III; and a sister, Shirley Perriman.
It is the hope of our family that all who knew Bill will join us in a celebration of his life Friday, July 19, at 11 a.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Open Air Chapel in Mount Hope Cemetery, where he will be honored with Military Rites.
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