Homer Dan Clemons
Homer Dan Clemons, age 88, of Odessa, passed quietly from this life on August 19, 2017, after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. Dan was born in Coryell County, Texas, on March 13, 1929, the fourth of five children to Alvie B. Clemons and Ruby Hazel Schley Clemons. As a young man, Dan lived in Gatesville, where he helped his family carry 22 wagon loads of rock to build the Clemons family rock house and barn. Dan attended school in Gatesville and later, Mission High School in San Francisco, California. Dan served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was awarded two Bronze Stars. After serving in the military, Dan returned to Texas. On June 6, 1953, he married Fayetta Jean Armstrong in Odessa. He worked in the West Texas oil fields for over 35 years, for Forest Oil Company and Sun Oil Company, living in Grandfalls, Monahans and Odessa. After retirement, Dan and Jean owned and operated D & J Electric on East Yukon Road in Odessa. They were happily married for 48 years until Jean preceded Dan in death in 2001. Throughout his life, Dan enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with family members and being outside working in his shop, hunting, fishing and spending time at his place on Brownwood Lake. Dan began a new chapter in his life when he married Mona Stull Davenport on March 3, 2003. A year later, they went on a grand adventure, an RV trip to Alaska. Back in Odessa, Dan became a dedicated member of the Northside Baptist Church and the Odessa Downtown Lion’s Club. As a Lion, Dan helped raise money for the Texas Lion’s Camp in Kerrville, Texas. He assisted with rose sales and worked many hours at the concession stand at Ratliff Stadium. Dan was preceded in death by his parents Alvie and Hazel Clemons; his wife, Jean Armstrong Clemons; sister and brother-in-law, Blanche and Albert Yeilding; brother and sister-in-law, James and Florence Clemons; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel Clemons and Josephine Clary and sister, Gwendolyn (Suzy) Dodson. He is survived by his wife, Mona Davenport Clemons. Dan’s other survivors are sister-in-law, Marjorie Armstrong Bradley of Woodward, Oklahoma; son, Glen and wife Silvia Clemons of Lubbock; daughter and husband, Regina and Jeffrey Barnes of Denton; grandchildren, Jennie Clemons of Austin, Michael Clemons of Round Rock, Andrea Clemons of Hutto; great-grandson, Zac Clemons; step-children, Karen Davenport Duerkson of Iowa Park and Anita and Douglas Day of Leander; step-grandchildren, Rob Duerksen of Euless, Angela Duerkson of Iowa Park, Chad and Momo Day of Taipei, Taiwan, Callie and Jason Murray of Round Rock, Joubal Vernaza of Lubbock, Romina Vernaza of Lubbock; and step-great-granddaughters Preslie Murray, Finley Murray and Camilla Day, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service was held in Odessa on Thursday, August 24, at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Clydel Chapman officiating. Burial followed at Madison Cemetery in Beaver County, Oklahoma, following a service at Fairview United Methodist Church near Slapout, Oklahoma on Friday, August 25. The family expresses sincere thanks to the staff of Home Health and Home Hospice for their loving care and dedication. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a favorite charity. Services are entrusted to Hubbard – Kelly Funeral Home.