ROGER A. CLEMENTS
DELAWARE — Roger Aaron Clements, 66, passed away unexpectedly, surrounded by his loving family, on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
He was born on June 28, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Robert James and Virginia (Johnson) Clements.
Roger grew up in Delaware, Ohio. He graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in Delaware, Ohio in 1966.
In 1969, Roger was drafted into the U.S. Army where he proudly and honorably served our country. He served in Vietnam and was the recipient of numerous medals and honors including the Purple Heart, for wounds received in action Jan. 8, 1970, the Air Medal for Meritorious Achievement while participating in aerial flight. In 1971 he was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant E5.
Roger began his career as a maintenance professional in 1966. During his 45 year career, Roger worked at Air Co., American Can and Metal Container. Roger retired in 2011.
In 1969 Roger married the love of his life, Jessica Alaine Stevens, in Delaware, Ohio. They were happily married for 45 years, or as Roger would lovingly say, "ALL OF HIS LIFE."
Roger was a member of the Hamburger Inn Coffee Club, the Delaware Moose Lodge and the Delaware AMVETS. Roger had many loves and hobbies: he enjoyed riding his motorcycle; watching his grandson, Hunter, play football and talking history with him; watching his granddaughter, Hailey play softball and cheer; watching his grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Carson play T-ball and ride/race their dirt bikes; he enjoyed watching his grandson, Hayden, draw and sing; he shared a love of classic cars with his brother, Jim; and Roger enjoyed spending time outdoors and in his (retirement) garage that his sons, Craig and Steve, built for him.
In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Wilmer and Irene (Stults) Stevens.
Roger will always be remembered for his loving and generous heart, helping hands and quick wit! Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jessica Stevens Clements of Radnor, Ohio; sons and daughters-in-law, Craig Aaron and Patricia (Rayburn) Clements of Marengo, Ohio and Steven Earl and Amanda (Roden) Clements of Delaware, Ohio; grandchildren, Hunter, Hailey, Kaitlyn, Carson, Hayden and baby boy Clements (arriving this fall); brother, Jim and Pam (Park) Clements, of Delaware, Ohio; Uncle Carl and Aunt Wannetta Clements of Ostrander, Ohio; and many friends and extended family.
The family will be greeting relatives and friends from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio, and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, with Rev. Wayne Engle officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Radnor Cemetery.
The family encourages all Vietnam Era Veterans to explore the long term effects of exposure to Agent Orange. Veterans and their families can learn more by going online to the United States Veteran's Administration or contacting your local Department of Veteran's Office.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Ohio Health Hospice, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.