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John L. Clement

Friendship, AR, 1928 - 2019

Bro. John L. Clement, age 90 of Friendship, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019, in the Little Rock V. A. Hospital. He was born March 30, 1928, in Arkoma, Okla., to the late John W. and Rena Alma Kidd Clement. John was a U. S. Navy veteran of WW II and the Korean War.
Bro. John was a Southern Baptist minister for many years. He served churches at Havana, Pocola, Okla., Cedarville Baptist, Memorial Baptist in Hot Springs, Riverside Baptist at Midway and Ridgecrest Baptist in Benton. He also served as chaplain for the Civil Air Patrol. He was a member of Caddo Valley Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Shirlene Mitchael.
Survivors are his wife of sixty-five years, Norma Colley Clement; a daughter, Loretta Ross and husband, Allen of Friendship; a son, Mark Clement and wife, Lori of Bismarck; six grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia.
Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5 at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will be at Neighbors Cemetery.
Memorials may be to the Veterans Administration at
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Published March 4, 2019

Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home
517 Clay St., Arkadelphia, AR
Phone: 870-246-4551