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Mel Clemens

Graveside service for Mel Clemens, 78, of Quitman, is scheduled for 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Hopewell Cemetery with Pastor Mike Sullivan and Brother Fred Morrow officiating.

Mel was born in Pittsburg, Texas on June 20, 1940 to the late Tom and Georgie Pearl Clemens. He was a Wood County resident since 1958 and attended Forrest Hill Baptist Church. Mel was a self-employed welder and rancher and was a former member of the Professional Rodeo Association, Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, and Texas Rodeo Association. On October 3, 2009 he married Sue Boyd Clemens in Quitman.

Mel passed away January 20, 2019 at his home.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Georgie Clemens, and one brother, Tomie Joe Clemens.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 9 years, Sue Clemens of Quitman; daughter, Renee Blair and husband James of Como; step children, Barry Boyd and wife Donna of College Station and Kristi Hirsch of Quitman; three brothers, CC Clemens of Alba, Thomas Clemens of Tyler, and David Clemens of Pittsburg; sister, Margie Slider of Pittsburg; step brothers, Dale Langford of Katy and Mickey Langford of Pittsburg; two grandchildren, John Denney and wife Christi, and Bryan Denney; three great grandchildren, Clara, Adelyn, and Lane; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Kyle Hayes, Billy Thompson, Brad Von Reyn, and Billy Patrick.

Graveside Service

Hopewell Cemetery

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Renee, I always loved spending time with your family. Your mom, Mel and Harry Darby were like storybook characters to me. My thoughts are with you and thank you for the note.

Sandra Turner Ice Feb 1 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Melvin passing. We were class mates for many years in Pittsburg. My sincere condolences. JoAnn Parker Neal

JoAnn Parker Neal Jan 22 2019 12:00 AM

Melvin was a good friend and companion during our school days at Pittsburg. He was the most imposing physical specimen in our class of 1958. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends. Judy and Robert Nash.

Robert Nash Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

Im sorry to hear about your husband. I am praying for you and your family. Sincerely Leslie

Leslie Sperling Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Mel was a sweet man. Praying for all.

Jenny Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM