Andrew Lee (Bud) Clement

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ANDREW LEE (BUD) CLEMENT January 9, 1932 - January 14, 2014 Andrew Lee (Bud) Clement, 82, of Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday morning, January 14, 2014 at New Hanover Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Bud spent most of his life in Raleigh. He was the son of the late Edwin and Sue Clement. A 1949 graduate of Needham B. Broughton High School, he achieved the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America and had the honor of presenting the "State of Scouting Service to the Nation" address to President Harry S. Truman in 1949. He matriculated at North Carolina State University where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1953. Bud served in the U.S Army Corp of Engineers and served a two year tour of duty in Japan. He began his career in development and construction as an independent homebuilder in Raleigh. He later joined Golden Corral Corporation and worked there for over 30 years, traveling the country supervising the construction of their restaurants. Bud resided in Wilmington after retiring from Golden Corral he continued to consult them on construction issues. Bud was a lover of the outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing and birding, the latter leading him to lovingly husband breeding bluebirds in his backyard. Perhaps the only thing he was more passionate about than his bluebirds was NC State athletics, and he was a life long member of the Wolfpack Club. He was also a long time member of the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh and a member of the Wilmington Kiwanis Club. Bud will be remembered for his bright and shining face, infinite kindness and willingness to help anyone in need. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Hamby Clement; his children, Sandra and Larry McGee, Melinda Clement, Andy and Evette Clement and Bobbie's children: Chip and Shellie Venters, Lee and Suzanne Venters, and Julie Venters Sullivan. Known as "Papaw" to his grandchildren, they include: Marshall and Melissa McGee, Sarah and Richard Girad, Cameron and Benjamin Clement, Brooks and Maggie Venters, Carlee and Saelar Venters, Taylor and Price Sullivan. Great grandchildren include: Davis, Carys, Conner McGee and Richie Girard. His brothers: Dr. Ed Clement and Vicki, of Greenville, NC and Charles E. Clement and Carolyn, of Boone, NC. Also surviving is Bud's first wife: Barbara Cain Clement Jackson and many cousins, nephews and nieces that loved him very much. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4200 Morganton Road, Suite 300 Fayetteville, NC 28314, or www.woundedwarriorproject. org.
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Jan. 16, 2014
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