Bridgeport~ Larry Dwight Clemmons, 82, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Bridgeport.
Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service at the church.
Rev. Gary Dimmitt will officiate.
Larry was born to Dwight and Lena (Trahern) Clemmons On Sept 4, 1938 in Liberal, Kansas. At a young age his family moved to Flagler, Colorado. They lived on a farm, where Larry learned to work, and tend livestock. After a while the family moved into town, and opened Tip Top Service, a Case dealership where Larry began learning about diesel mechanics at the young age of ten.
Larry joined the Navy after graduating from high school, where he proudly served his country in the submarine service.
After Larry received his honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked awhile for GM as a diesel mechanic. During this time, he met his first wife, Sharon. He returned to Flagler and worked alongside his father, until moving to Texas. There he held several jobs, including owning, and operating a Mobile home park in Hewitt, Texas.
His final career change came when he began working for Combined Insurance Company of America, where he received much recognition, and many awards for his outstanding sales. He was employed by them for 30 years.
It was during this time he met the love of his life, Elaine. He proposed in his own special Larry way, and won over Elaine’s heart. They were married on November 25, 1989 at her mother’s home in Bridgeport, Texas.
Larry was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He was always hard working, never hesitating to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. The community, family, and friends will miss his sense of humor, and eagerness to help others. He was a faithful member of Pleasant View Baptist Church, Bridgeport, Texas. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Wounded Warriors or Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Elaine Clemmons of Bridgeport; his son, Scott Clemmons and wife Melanie of Powhatan, Virginia, and Cody Clemmons and wife Cheri of Crawford, Texas; his daughter, Kristi Owen of Waimea, Hawaii; his son, Darren McKay of Bridgeport; his grandchildren, Jordan Clemmons, Rain, River, and Ryder Owen; his sister, Barbara Cuthbert of Olympia, Washington; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family.
Hawkins Funeral Home ~ Bridgeport
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