James Edward Clemens passed away at home, under the care of Southern Care Hospice, on Monday, Dec. 26, 2005.
Born June 26, 1926, in Bloomington, he was the son of Obert and Edna Clemens.
He was a World War II veteran of the Army's 11th Cavalry Armored Division. He served honorably in the Battle of the Bulge, Invasion of Normandy, and at Omaha Beach. After 30 years of service to the city of Bloomington, he retired.
Survivors include: his sister, Betty McGlothin of Bloomington; children Debbie (James) Dayhuff, Jimmy (Donna) Clemens, Pamela (Mike) Hale, and Katrina Clemens-Johnson all of Bloomington, and Teresa (Bill) Hodges of Ellettsville; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three nephews; one niece; and a good friend Leslie Chapman.
He was preceded in death by both parents; son Michael Edward Clemens; brother Obert "Red" Clemens.
A private memorial service for the family will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Clemens' name may be made to Southern Care Hospice.
Arrangements were handled by Nathan Butler Funeral Home (www.forevercare.org).