Arlan S. Clemmer

1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Arlan S. Clemmer Obituary
ARLAN S. CLEMMER Arlan S. Clemmer, 84, of Blossom, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his home. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 9th, at First Christian Church with The Rev. Charlotte Coyle & The Rev. John Burton officiating. Burial, with military rites, will follow in East Post Oak Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Clemmer, the son of Linford & Hannah Shoemaker Clemmer, was born May 16, 1929, in Souderton, PA. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a radio operator and proficient in Morse Code. Arlan was stationed on Kwajalein Island and was part of the military group that tested the first Hydrogen Bomb. He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Education and Music. He taught school for fifteen with years with many of those years spent at Travis Middle School. Following his retirement he continued to work on his cattle ranch north of Blossom. From a young age he helped in his father's barber shop and by the age of sixteen he was a Master Barber. Arlan was a member of First Christian Church where he was choir director for fifteen years. He also volunteered several thousand hours with the St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include his wife, Jody, whom he married on April 10, 1954, building almost sixty years of family and memories, a son, Brian Clemmer & wife Kathy of Blossom, daughters, Becky Johnson & husband Johnny of Blossom and Rita Chestnut of Dallas, grandchildren, Coy Johnson, Cole Clemmer, Clay Clemmer, Lara Martinez, Shawn Wooldridge and Jason Wooldridge, great grandchildren, Nicole Martinez and Eric Martinez, a daughter-in-law, Mary Wooldridge of Boston, MA, two brothers, Vernon Clemmer & Merle Clemmer both of Souderton, PA, sister, Betty Kropf of Phoenix, AZ along with numerous nieces, nephews and a plethora of friends. He was preceded in death by a step-son, Lynn Wooldridge and a son-in-law, Bill Chestnut. Casket bearers will be: Eric Stewart, Joe Malarky, Joe Barnett, Bobby Lane, Jeff Gibson and Kevin Gillie. To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Reporter on Apr. 1, 2014
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