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Memoriam: Wallace Clements


Wallace D. Clements of Sarasota, FL passed away on January 19, 2019 at the age of 91.

He was born September 21, 1927 in Soddy, Tennessee to Ola and Edward Clements. He moved to Chattanooga in 1954 to work at Dixie Ohio Express as a truck mechanic. He later went to work for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, serving as the director of DRIVE from 1983 to 1985. He also served as director of Retiree Affairs from 1999 to 2001.

Wallace was proud to be a Union man and a tenacious fighter for workers. He was proud to help those get elected who would best represent union interests.

Wallace served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2.

He is survived by a son, Mark Edward Clements and wife Jaye, daughter Lana Joyce Rossy and husband Jeff, daughter Lisa Ann Franklin and husband Bobby. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Viewing with be from Wed.1/23 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon at Jennings Funeral Home; service will start at 12:00 noon. Graveside service will follow at Sarasota National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a gift is suggested in Wallace’ name to the Shriners Children’s Hospital of Tampa, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.