Bobby J. Clements, 73, Grove, Okla., passed from this life on June 8, 2013, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, following an illness.
Mr. Clements was born Dec. 13, 1939, in Little Rock, Ark., the son of Joseph and Audrey (Ballard) Clements. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the USDA. He married Betty Lou Case on Oct. 10, 1966 at Grove, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 6, 1994.
He is survived by a daughter, Melissa Clements Patterson; and a son, John Clements, both of Rogers, Ark.; one brother, Charles Clements, Sherwood, Ark.; two sisters, Linda Dyer, Maumelle, Ark., and Rita Thompson, Bonnerdale, Ark.; two grandsons; two granddaughters; and a great-grandchild.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Clements.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Friendship Cemetery, Springdale, Ark., David Thompson will officiate and military honors will be presented. Serving as pallbearers will be Anthony Brewster, Levi Clements, Chuck Clements, Cliff Kuykendall, Charles Smart and Clay Gilbert.
Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho from 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. today, and the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 - 7:30 p.m. today.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Bobby may made to the American Heart Association, c/o Clark Funeral Home.
Service arrangements are under the directions of Clark Funeral Home Neosho.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.