James " W. "Jim" Clemens

James " W. "Jim" Clemens

James W. “Jim” Clemens, 75, of rural Parsons, passed away at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Parsons surrounded by his children. He was born on May 14, 1944 at Gracemont, Oklahoma. His parents were Lyman and Lenora (Cook) Clemens. He grew up at rural Parsons on Montana Road and attended country schools and Labette County Community High School graduating in 1962. He lived Parsons and then moved to Lawrence where he worked as a firefighter and the Spriggs family as cement finisher. He worked hard to pursue his life passion of flying and graduated from flight school becoming a licensed pilot. Jim then became a flight instructor, crop duster pilot, helicopter pilot, and finished his career as a test pilot for Cessna Aircraft in Independence. Jim’s passion of flying was a direct influence on his family with four children, six grandchildren, and four immediate family members becoming licensed pilots. He also had a passion for the mountains where he enjoyed skiing and riding bikes. Jim was also was an outdoorsman who loved to hunt and was a firearms enthusiast. However, Jim’s great joy of spending time with his family. He was a member of the First Assembly Of God Church in Parsons. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Clemens of rural Parsons; his children, Brenda Clemens of Broken Arrow, OK, Bruce Clemens, and his wife Debra of Independence, Jerry Clemens, and his wife, Melinda of Parsons, June Brooks, and her husband, Joe of Altamont, and Dwayne Clemens, and his wife, Julie of Wichita; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and his wife, Charlotte Hayward of Baxter Springs. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Joe Clemens and his parents. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Dennis. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday. Memorials are suggested to the Parsons Tri-City Airport Board and these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may www.wallfuneralservices.com.
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James W. “Jim” Clemens, 75, of rural Parsons, passed away at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Parsons surrounded by his children.He was born on May 14, 1944 at Gracemont, Oklahoma. His parents were Lyman and Lenora (Cook) Clemens. He grew up at rural Parsons on Montana Road and attended country schools and Labette County Community High School graduating in 1962.He lived Parsons and then moved to Lawrence where he worked as a firefighter and the Spriggs family as cement finisher. ...

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02/17/2020 11:00 AM Monday, February 17 2020
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Carson-Wall Funeral Home - Parsons
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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Dennis.
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The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday.
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Parsons Tri-City Airport Board

Memorials are suggested to the Parsons Tri-City Airport Board and these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may www.wallfuneralservices.com.