Roy Bush Clements, Sr.

Born: Wed., Aug. 22, 1928
Died: Sun., Apr. 19, 2020

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 Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Roy Bush Clements, Sr., age 91, of Swainsboro on Sunday April 19, 2020 at the Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date with Masonic Rites observed at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum in Swainsboro, GA.

Born in Pinkard, Alabama in 1928, Roy was the son of John Preston and Mary Bell McNabb Clements. He was a WWII Veteran. As a self employed truck driver, Roy drove over five million miles in which he only ever had one accident. In his spare time Roy enjoyed fishing and hunting. Despite his job as a driver, Roy loved to travel. He was a member of Swainsboro Shrine Club, the Masonic Lodge #244, the Emanuel County Sportsman Club and the Family Motor Coach Association. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Helen Clements Leonard; a brother, Pruitt Clements; a son-in-law, Norman Van Horn, III and his forever nine year old grandchild, Anna Elizabeth Van Horn, whom he adored dearly.

Survivors include:

His Beloved Companion: Mrs. Betty Jean Parker Clements of Swainsboro, GA

Two Daughters: Karen Jean Clements Van Horn of Peachtree City, and Mary Kristie Clements of Suwanee, GA.

One Son: Roy Bush Clements, Jr. (Jackie) of Cedar Crossing, GA

Grandchildren: Alex Pekich, Elliot Brim, Simon Brim and Oliver Brim, all of Suwanee, GA, Amanda Clements and Robbie Clements (Samantha) all of Uvalda, GA.

Great Grandchildren: Jakob Lively of Uvalda, GA, Jaxon Clements of Uvalda, GA Nate Clements of Swainsboro, GA and Melanie Clements of Hazelhurst, GA

Nephew: Jimmy Pierce Leonard of Swainsboro, GA whom was very special to him and he adored.

Sister-In-Law: Marie Clements of Merritt Island, FL.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Office of Development,Shriners Hospitals for Children ,950 W. Faris Road,Greenville, SC 29605 or online at,

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Gary and Lois Curry
   Posted Mon April 20, 2020
So very sorry about Mr. Roy. Our thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏 are with each of you!

Jeanette R Griffin
   Posted Mon April 20, 2020
A very special Friend-You will be missed. My thoughts and Prayers go out to his Family

DeLaine Russell McReynolds
   Posted Mon April 20, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. May the good Lord comfort you today and in the days ahead.

Frances Mason Bender
   Posted Mon April 20, 2020
There are so many fond memories of Mr. Roy as I called him for so many years. Our prayers go out to all the family. He was a great man and will be missed. Love to all of you.

Hugh Wren
   Posted Tue April 21, 2020
Saddened to hear about Mr. Roy's passing, my condolences to the family. He was a good man and well thought of.

JoAnn Trammell
   Posted Tue April 21, 2020
Such a special man. Will never forget his kindness and dedication as a friend and Shriner

Cameron Clements
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
Really enjoyed the time spent with uncle Roy growing up. Still remember the camping trips with the family he let me tag along on. This is when I learned how to ride a motorcycle up a hill. Uncle Roy always had a smile on his face and loved his family.