Larry W. Clem – born Nov 14, 1945 decided, after Im sure much discussion with our Lord, that he would give in and go see him and our parents (and all those that have gone before) on Sept 21, 2016. He was 70 years old.
That man was a fighter. And by that I mean he loved life. He appreciated being above ground and was thankful for everyday with his family and friends. So yes he fought to stay here for as long as he possibly could.
In addition, its football season. Now to most people that may not be a valid reason to remain on this Earth. But Larry loved football. Alabama football to be exact. Im telling you the man bled crimson! He was passionate about the game, the Tide, the coaches, and all the National Titles they had won. Sometimes this could annoy some of us Gator fans but we endured simply because we did love the man so much.
He was easy to love. Kind, caring, and had a heart the size of Texas. I have never known a person to have so much compassion and love for his family and friends. He welcomed all that came to his home and made sure that they felt like they were a part of the family.
Larry also enjoyed cooking (and eating). He will forever hold the title of first place for the best Thanksgiving turkey ever made. Seriously, THE BEST.
One of the things on his bucket list was a Canadian Train Trip. In May of this year he took that trip with his wife Becky and me and my husband in tow as well. The trip itself was incredibly beautiful. The time that we shared was truly priceless. Im so thankful that God allowed us that very special gift of time to be together.
Thanksgivings will be shared, Mountains will be traveled, and the Tide will roll but for me these things will never be the same without my brother and best friend
Larry Clem lover of family, friends, fun and football, you will be missed. You will be forever remembered and cherished by all those fortunate enough to have known you and what a wonderful addition to the human equation you were.
He was a member of Calvary Christian Center for the past 30 years. Larry was proud to live in this country. He loved and respected America, our flag and the word of God. He served in the Marines and was in the Army Reserves.
He was employed by Nabisco Foods and several other food industries. He retired from Mid-State Mills, a food brokerage company as a sales representative.
Larry is survived by his wife of 35 years, Rebecca (Becky) Clem. Three sons, Wade Burch, David (Lee) Burch and Scott Burch, grandchildren David Jr, Rhayne, Conner, Matthew, Nicolas, Angela, and Austin. Sister Rhonda (Gilbert ) Weise, niece and nephew Courtney and Brad Gilley , and Teresa (Randy) Milton.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM Monday Sept 26, 2016 at Evergreen Chapel 4535 Main St Jacksonville, FL with Pastor David Stocker officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory (904) 353-3649.