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Douglas Edward Clemens


Douglas Edward Clemens, 86, of Tarpley, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, in Bandera. He was born June 9, 1928, in Del Rio to Ferdinand Adolph Jr. and Bessie Ray Clemens.
After growing up in Dallas, Doug graduated from North Dallas High School in 1945. He attended Texas A&M before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in May 1946. While in military, he received the World War II Victory medal and the Army of Occupation medal.
Doug spent his career in the printing business - first with Clemens Printing in San Antonio and later with Big Spring Printing before returning to Dallas-Fort Worth where he sold printing until his retirement to Tarpley.
Survivors include his children, Mark Clemens and his wife, Jo Ann, of Tarpley; Evan Clemens and his wife, Carol, of Woodland Park, New Jersey; Pam Lackey and her husband, Kimball, of Weatherford; and Dean Clemens and his wife, Cheryl, of Conroe; and brother Wayne Clemens and his wife, Jean, of Garland, as well as by eight grandchildren and four great-granddaughters and Charlie.
A memorial service and interment will be held 10:30 am, Friday, April 3, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Doug's family extends their sincere thanks to the caregivers at Bandera Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center and the many friends who looked out for him during his time in Tarpley.
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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.