Grady Clements
1924 - 2013
BORN
1924
DIED
2013
FUNERAL HOME
George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home
2812 North Highland
Jackson, TN
Grady Clements

Grady Clements left his family and friends on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from Tennessee Veterans Home, where he had been surrounded by his family and a caring, compassionate staff.

Grady was born to Russell and Ethel Clements of Jackson on July 14, 1924. He was educated in the Jackson schools. He served in Europe in World War II in both the Air Force and Army, and was recalled to service in the Korean Conflict. He served in the 118th Air Force with the rank of Master Sergeant. He remained in the National Guard for many years.

While in college at Union University, he was a member of the SAE fraternity. It was there that Grady met and married Carolyn Dodds of Columbus, Georgia. Grady was employed by Whitlow Sporting Goods, Southern Supply and later became a sales representative for Horner Box Company of Little Rock, AR. In 1972, he and his wife established Clemco Sales, a packaging supply company. Upon retirement in 1986, they made their winter home in Harlingen, TX.

Grady was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Jackson and First Baptist Church in Combes, Texas, and more recently attended East Union Baptist Church in Jackson. In his long and full life he was a former president of both the Lions Club and the Jackson Shriners, a VFW Post Commander for Post 1848, and a 32nd Degree Mason. He also served as a board member of Youth Town of Tennessee for many years, was a member of the Jackson Rotary and active in the Reelfoot Council of Boy Scouts. As an avid golfer, he was a member of the West Tennessee Seniors Golf Assoc. For almost 20 years, Grady and Carolyn together oversaw the Christmas Food Distribution for the Salvation Army in Harlingen. They both loved to travel and made many trips to Europe as well as across the USA.

Grady and Carolyn shared 65 years of marriage. He is survived by his wife and their four children, Joe Clements (Terry), Marty Clements (Wendy), Tim Clements (Lisa) all of Jackson; his daughter, Carole Tackett (Tim) of Dardanelle, AR. He had eight grandchildren, Stacy Warner, Michael Clements, Derek Clements, Drew Clements, Jenny Doss, Colby Clements, Candace Copeland and Brian Johnsey. He also leaves 5 great grandchildren; three nephews; and one niece. Grady was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.

Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. at George A. Smith & Sons, North Chapel. His funeral, with Full Military Honors, will also be at Smiths North Chapel at 10 a.m., Tuesday with Rev. Don Thrasher officiating. His Grandsons will serve as Pallbearers and the McDonalds Coffee group, that meant so much to him, will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief Services; the Red Cross; or a charity of choice.

George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel, 731-427-5555





Published by The Jackson Sun on Jan. 28, 2013.
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So sorry for your loss. What an amazing life he had. Looks like you were blessed to be born into his family. God bless.
Don Blalock
February 1, 2013
What a blessing to us to have gotten to know Grady. Our prayers of Gods peace for Carolyn and the family.
Bruce and Sandy Humphrey
January 29, 2013
Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family, Tim. Hope you can find some comfort in knowing that he's gone to a better place.
The Waltons
January 29, 2013
Tim,the obituary testifies to a life well lived. I'm sure all of heaven is cellabrating the arrival of your dad. I know you are proud of your father and will miss him for a short while. But rest in knowing that he has had the ultimate healing and you will see him soon. Your friend L. G.
L. G. Puckett
January 29, 2013
Tim, I continue to pray that GOD will provide peace and comfort to you and your family.
Steve & Elaine Patterson
January 29, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort and peace for your family.
Jill Thomas
January 29, 2013
So very sorry for your loss! Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers, to help get you through this difficult time!
Allen & Paula Damron
January 28, 2013
tim & joe
just found out your dad passed
please accept our deepest sympathy
you will be in our prayers
harvey & judy moody
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judy moody
January 28, 2013
Sorry about your loss.
David Woolfork
January 28, 2013
Thinking of you during this difficult time, praying that you find comfort in remembering good times with your loved one.
Gary, Kim and Victoria Eaton
January 28, 2013
Tim, Lisa and family, our prayers are with you during this difficult time. If there is anything we can do, please reach out. Oak and Karen.
January 28, 2013
GOD WORKS IN WAYS WE DONT UNDERSTAND U GOT TO ENJOY UR DAD AT A TIME OF NEED TAKE CARE OF UR MOM AS SHE WILL NEED UR LOVE AT THIS TIME YOUR FRIEND
STEVE JOHNS
January 28, 2013
Hey Tim, what an honorable man your father must have been. Just know you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers today. May you gain strength & a peace that only God the Father can provide.
Sam Kirtley, III
January 28, 2013
We lift up our prayers to you and all family members during your time of loss.
Andy Kersey
January 28, 2013
Tim, Lisa, and family, I am just one of very very many that have prayers going up with you in mind.
Tony Brocato
January 28, 2013
My family's prayers and thoughts are with the Clements family during your time of loss. May God bless you and help you remember all of the goods times you shared as a family.
Kade Walter
January 28, 2013
Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Goldie Hilburn
January 28, 2013
J.D. & Jing Rosella
Factory Furniture Staff
January 28, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God bless you and comfort you in this time.
Maurice & Lisa Holmes
January 28, 2013
Carolyn and family, sending loving thoughts and prayers your way during this very tough time.
Bonnie Miles
January 28, 2013
Marty and families, prayers are lifted up for you during this time of loss. May God Bless you and give you strength.

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Terresia Reasons
January 28, 2013
Tim, Lisa and family. We have you all in our prayers in this difficult time. May God bless and help you all find peace.
Roy Brown
January 28, 2013
Marty and families, I am sending prayers for your loss. May your shoulders be strong during this time and your faith be even stronger.
Tommy Denson
January 28, 2013
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