In Memory

Clifford James Clements (St Flying Tigers) - Class Of 1951

Clifford James Clements

September 16, 1932 - April 27, 2008

Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Clifford James Clements

Odessa, Texas

Clifford James Clements went home to be with the Lord Sunday, April 27, 2008 after a long courageous battle with cancer. (His passing was just before the sunset or sunrise).

He was born in Abilene, Texas on September 16, 1932. He grew up in Ovalo, Texas under the watchful eye of his parents, Charlie and Willie Belle Clements. Immediately after graduating from Ovalo High School, Cliff joined the U.S. Navy and proudly served in the Korean War aboard the USS Floyd Bay. He met the love of his life, Margie Hobbs and the two were married June 3, 1955 and he completed his 4 years of service with the Navy in San Diego, California.

While attending Hardin - Simmons University in Abilene, he played football under Coach Sammy Baugh. He also managed the Thornton's Super Market and then later worked for S.C. Johnson and Son for 28 years before retiring in 1991.

Cliff had a generous spirit and knew the meaning of friendship. He has impacted the lives of countless people through the years. His contagious personality and passion for life made him a person who touched the hearts of many people. Cliff was a man of high integrity who put his Lord first and then his family. He was always active in church work and the young people's programs. He was a Charter member of two missions in Abilene and Lubbock, Texas. He was an active member of Crescent Park Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School Director and he loved visiting for the church.

He was a member of the Permian Basin Genealogical Society, Travelers Protective Association of America and the Gideons.

Survivors include his wife, Margie, one son, Michael Clements of Plano, one brother, Robert Clements of Arlington, one sister, Sybil Ramey of Abilene, several nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Charlie and Willie Bell Clements, one daughter, Deborah Clements Watters, one son, David Lynn Clements.

Our lives are indelibly marked with his honesty, generosity, and love for his family. The family cannot express in mere words their appreciation to staff of Dr. Liu, Dr. George and Medical Oncology Cancer Center, and Medical Center Hospital for their kindness expressed to us during this time, Crescent Park Baptist Church and friends and co-workers.

A family visitation will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2008 at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Crescent Park Baptist Church with Rev. David Miller officiating.

Visitation will be in Abilene, Texas from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at Hamil Family Funeral Home, and Graveside services will be Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at the Potosi Cemetery in Potosi, Texas.

Please join us in celebrating our loved one's life by visiting our Memorial at

Donations may be made to Crescent Park Baptist Church Building Fund 3002 E. University Blvd. Odessa, TX. 79762 or West Texas Cancer Center 301 N. Washington Ave. Odessa, TX. 79761.

Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.