Carroll E. Clements, 82, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Thursday, October 4th, 2012, at Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington.
He was born November 20th, 1929, at Valentine, Nebraska, to Charles E. and Blanche (Shulenberger) Clements.
Carroll moved to Overton as a young boy where he attended school and graduated in 1947.
Following graduation he worked in Holdrege for a time for a concrete company and this is where he met his future bride, Billie Peck. The couple was married June 3rd, 1951, in Holdrege. Two sons were blessed to this marriage; Ed and Bill. After the couple’s marriage they moved to Overton where Carroll worked for the Smith brothers farming. He then worked for Hodgson Installation for the next 15 years and finished his career in small engine repair at John Deere, retiring after 38 years. After retirement he did small engine repair, mostly mowers, from his garage at home.
Carroll enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and watching his beloved Cornhuskers with his family around the TV. He spent many hours watching his sons’ sporting events, working the football games on the “Chain Gang Crew”, attending his weekly Rotary meetings, and just living life. Carroll always had a smile on his face and a joke for his friends and really never knew a stranger.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Rotary International.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years: Billie Clements of Lexington, Nebraska, two sons: Ed (Vickie) Clements of Lexington, Nebraska, and Bill Clements and special friend Lori Vondrak of North Sioux City, South Dakota, four grandchildren: Matt (Sarah) Clements of Omaha, Nebraska; Ben Clements of Anchorage, Alaska, previously stationed in Afghanistan; Eli Clements of North Sioux City, South Dakota and Sadie Clements of North Sioux City, South Dakota; two great-grandchildren, Sam and Jack Clements of Omaha. Also surviving are his sister, Gladys Hodgson of Lexington, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Carroll was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Glenn Woodward and stepbrother, Alvin Woodward.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Reverend Caroline Vickery officiating. Burial was in the Robb Cemetery south of Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, the Lexington Community Foundation YMCA Building Fund, Rotary International Scholarship Fund or the Donor’s Choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements.