POQUOSON – William C. ‘Bill’ Clemins Sr., 75, passed away May 16, 2008, at Riverside Regional Convalescent Center.
Bill is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Anna; daughter, Cindi Clemins-Finch and her husband, Frank; son, Bill Jr., his wife, Victoria; grandchildren, Chris, Jack, Henry and Elliott; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Alice and John Oldfield, Sarah and Harold Simmons, Louise and Carl Wing, Betty and Junior Dotson; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Bill Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Etta Mae Clemins.
Bill Sr. was born in Hemphill, W.Va., Nov. 17, 1932. He was a graduate of Mullens High School. After high school, Bill Sr. joined the United States Air Force as a Jet engine mechanic where he served his country and was honorably discharged. Returning to West Virginia after his service, he met the love of his life, Anna, where they began their married life together. After a short stint working in the coal mines, the couple moved to Newport News, Va., later settling in Hampton. Bill Sr. held various jobs in the area before settling at Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, where he retired after 25 years of service.
Bill Sr. was a devoted family man his entire life. He loved sports of all types, fresh water fishing and was especially devoted to his beloved University of Notre Dame football team. He was active in area Masonic organizations along with Anna for many years.
The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, 836 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, Va. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the funeral home. Mr. Taylor Jefferson will be presiding. The family will have a private graveside service at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Claytor Rollins will be handling all the arrangements for the family.
The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff at Riverside Convalescent Center for their support and care.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 6351 N. Center Drive, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502.
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