PASSADUMKEAG – Howard C. Clements Jr., 72, went to be with his Lord, Aug. 27, 2012. He was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Monroe, son of Howard Sr. and Glenice (Evans) Clements.
Howard was a hunter and a trapper since he was 8 years old. He loved the outdoors, especially trapping. He enjoyed gardening, walks on the ridge, swimming in his pool, playing his guitar at local jams, and gathering with friends and family. He graduated from Howland High School in 1958. He worked for Pine Tree Tanning Co. of Howland for 12 years and retired at age 63 from Lincoln Pulp & Paper Co. of Lincoln in May 2003 after 33 years as a millwright. He also owned and operated a saw and tool sharpening business for 40 years. He was a member of United Baptist Church of Old Town.
He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Betty (McCann); by his mother and father; and by his sisters, Dorene Spencer and Betty Campbell. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Steve and Sheila Clements, Karen and Danny Batchelder, Wanda and Tim Crosby; grandchildren, Andrew and Gina, Michelle and Ben, Darren, Melissa, Ashley, Austin and Amanda; and great-grandchildren, Kailyn and Kristen.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, where funeral services will be held 4:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Bruce Stevens officiating. Interment will be at Gould’s Ridge Cemetery, Passadumkeag. There will be a gathering at the Passadumkeag Community Building after the burial. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.