HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — John “Jack” Paul Clements Jr., age 86, of Huntersville, N.C., passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Jack was born July 9, 1928, in Apollo, Pa. A Veteran, he served his country as a U.S. Marine in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. Jack received his undergraduate degree from Mount Union College and went on to receive his Masters of Education from Kent University and a Masters of Administration from Edinboro University. He was a collegiate athlete in multiple sports while at Mount Union College.
Jack was a high school football coach, teacher, principal and president of the Ashtabula County Teachers Association over his 40 year career.
He also founded the Head Start program in Ashtabula County. Jack was past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Club, and a member of the Phi Delta Kappa Educational Honorary Fraternity. He was an active member of St. Mark Catholic Church and 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Jack leaves his loving family; sons, Dr. John Clements and wife, Kimberly, of Charlotte, N.C., Jeffrey Clements and wife, Julie, of Bermuda; daughter, Jill Clements of Huntersville, N.C.; sister, Joyce Miglore of Midland, Pa.; and grandchildren, Victor and Nick Garrido, and Olivia, Grayson, Casey, Addy and Ryan Clements.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annette Clements in 2005.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 17th, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the RAYMER-KEPNER FUNERAL HOME, Huntersville.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 p.m., Noon, on Friday, July 18th, at St. Mark Catholic Church, Huntersville.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Lamb (Least Among My Brethren) Foundation supported by The Knights of Columbus and can be sent to Lamb Foundation of NC, INC., 6420-A1 Rea Road, Suite 312, Charlotte, N.C. 28277.
RAYMER-KEPNER FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family. Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com and starbeacon.com.