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Homer Lee Clem

Place of Service
Pearce Funeral Home

Time of Service
Monday / 10:00 AM / April 29, 2013

Officiated By
Bro. Larry Morecraft

Place of Visitation
Pearce Funeral Home

Time of Visitation
Sunday / 2-5 PM / April 28, 2013

Greenmoss Cemetery

Homer Lee Clem

Aug. 31, 1935 - Apr. 23, 2013

Homer Lee Clem, 77, of Marshall, IL passed away Tuesday morning, April 23, 2013 at the Casey Health Care Center at Casey, IL
Mr. Clem was born August 31, 1935 in Muskogee, OK, the son of Willis V. Clem and Lucille Brumley Clem. Both parents preceded him in death, as well as a brother Hubert "Lucky" Harris, his stepfather, Joseph Peralta and a grandson, Levi Thompson.
He graduated from Riverside Polytechnic High School in 1953. He served in the National Guard and the U.S. Army in the early to mid-fifties.
He married Donna Claypool in September of 1968.
As a young man, Mr. Clem was involved with automobile racing and was part of the early dragster racing community based in west-central California. In later years he was involved with the American Legion, VFW and 40&8 and was active in his church. One of his favorite projects was working with Veterans in providing flags to first graders. He was also active in the Lincoln Trail Audubon Society and helped establish Mill Creek Park's Blue Bird Trail.
Mr. Clem is survived by his wife; a brother, C. Edward Clem of Phelan, CA; four daughters, Susan Kelly, Diana Underwood and Sherry Robison all of Marshall, IL and Laura Clem of Gardiner, Montana; nine grandchildren, Michael (Jen) Morrill, Matthew Simons, Tyler Simons, Megan Kelly, Tonya (Bob) Gendren, Melissa Thompson, Amanda (A.J.) Rhoads, Briar Robison and Ridge Robison; two nephews and 7 great grandchildren.
Services in honor of his life will be 10:00 AM Monday at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall with Bro. Larry Morecraft of the Five Points Christian Church officiating. Burial will full military graveside rites in recognition of service to this grateful nation will follow at the Green Moss Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-5 PM Sunday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to any Veteran's organization or to the Green Moss Cemetery Association.

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  • Jennie Prewett
    May. 8, 2013

    Homer was such a help when my Uncle Clarence moved from Florida to the VA facility in Danville. My family truly appreciated his assistance as a military representative.

  • 62442
    Apr. 29, 2013

    Donna and Family,
    We know you have great memories in your hearts that will help heal your loss.  Please accept our few words as comfort and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Bill meehling
    Apr. 27, 2013

    We express our deepest sympathy

  • Rich Watson & Family
    Apr. 26, 2013

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.  Please accept the comfort that he is a better place. 

  • Diane Ettelbrick
    Apr. 26, 2013

    Please accept my prayers for your family during the loss of Homer.  The 40 & 8 will certainly miss his contributions.  He will be missed.


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