GASTONIA - Arthur Eli Clemmer Jr., 86, died Nov. 20, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Charlotte.
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He was born in Gaston County, son of the late Janie Laye Clemmer and Arthur Eli Clemmer Sr.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Willie Blankenship; three brothers, Truett, Landrum and Lloyd Clemmer; three sisters, Lois Brockman, Mar-garet Helderman and Blanche Glenn. He was a member of Daystar Baptist Church in Mount Holly. He was a US Navy Veteran where he served on the USS St. Paul. He was a life member of VFW Post #9337 in Gastonia and a member of the Gaston County Last Man Club.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Keller Millon Clemmer; a son, Andy Miller Clemmer of Cramerton; two stepdaughters, Bonnie King and Patty Eller both of Gastonia.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Clemmer will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Perry Huffstetler officiating.
Burial will be at the Berea Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 21, 2012