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William “Bill” L. Clements, age 67, of Lamar, MO passed Thursday morning at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, MO.

Bill was born July 8, 1946 to Ted Richard Clements and Ruby Thelma (Little) Clements at Lamar, MO.  He graduated Lamar High School in 1966.  He served his country in the US Army and was in Vietnam from July 1967 until July 1968.  On July 1, 1967 he married Sue Jeffreys in Lamar, MO and together they raised two daughters.  Bill retired from Thorco Industries where he worked as a supervisor.  He was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church; member of the Firefighters Association of MO since 1978; member of Ozark Fire Chief’s Association as a charter member since 1983; Lamar Fire Department for 43 years and served as Assistant Fire Chief for over 30 years.  Bill was also a member of Elks Club, enjoyed woodworking, fishing, socializing, playing pitch and “tinkering”.

Bill leaves behind his wife of nearly 47 years, two daughters and their husbands, Michelle & Chris Ferguson, of Joplin, MO and Carla and Scott Shapley, of Bentonville, AR; two brothers, Don Clements, of Lamar, MO and Loyd & Beverly Clements, of Lamar, MO; one sister, Thelma and Don Selvey, of Lamar, MO; one sister in law, Dixie Clements of Lamar, MO; and three grandchildren, Samantha Ferguson, Nichole Tate, and Taylor Shapley.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Sunday, June 22, 2014 at Daniel Funeral Home with Pastor Robb Hodson officiating. Burial to follow at Lake Cemetery with Military Honors.

The family will receive friends 1:00 pm until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested to the Donor’s Choice in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#21 Joplin MOSheila Fast McReynolds 2014-06-25 06:36
To all of Bill's family. I am sorry to hear of Bill's death. My prayers are with you all.
#20 Nevada, Mo.Larry Martinez 2014-06-25 05:40
So sorry for your loss. Work with Bill at Lamar Fire Department and also a neighbor when I lived in Lamar. Bill was a wonderful person and a good friend.He will be greatly missed
#19 Festus, MissouriNancy Isenhower Smith and Bob 2014-06-22 15:03
No words can express had saddened I was to hear of Bill's passing. He was a fun high school friend, an awesome friend to my parents and always so kind and generous with a smile when Bob and I were in Lamar. I know mother and dad were there to give him a hug. You are greatly loved, Nancy.
#18 Tressa Angell 2014-06-22 04:56
Carla & Family:
Thinking of you during this very difficult time. Am glad you had some time to say goodbye and hope that the coming days/weeks/years bring more smiles than tears as you reflect on good memories and a great life.

Sincerely- Tressa & your Hallmark friends!
#17 Thelma & Don Selvey 2014-06-22 04:28
We too will miss the smile, the hugs, and his kind way of letting us know that he cared about us too. He is away, but not too far to keep him in our hearts.
#16 Aurora, CoBrandon and Mandy Smith 2014-06-21 22:36
Prayers go out to the whole family in the hard days ahead.
One the things that stands out the most was his laughter. He will be missed.
#15 LamarBill and Susie Griffitt 2014-06-21 18:42
Our prayers are with you Sue and your family. So very sorry for your loss.
#14 Springdale AR.Linda and Calvin Lock 2014-06-21 18:34
Sue, I am so sorry. I just found out today.If you need anything let us know.Mr. Bill was such a good guy. Am thinking of you and the girls.
#13 LamarBuster Shannon Crutcher 2014-06-21 15:42
Bill was a wonderful person. We are so sorry for your loss, yet are happy to know you have precious memories an fun times to keep you going.
#12 Sheldon, Mo.June Gray 2014-06-21 15:33
Sorry for your loss.

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