William Bruce Clemons, 78, of Monticello, passed away on November 16, 2017 at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
He was born on March 26, 1939 in Camden and was the son of the late Guy Williams Clemons and Imogene Silliman Clemons.
Mr. Clemons was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monticello. He spent his early years in Hamburg before moving to Hammond, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana Tech and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
In the mid 1960s, Mr. Clemons, his father and his brother, built the Kentwood Brick and Tile Company in Kentwood, Louisiana. Bruce was employed with Silvicraft for several years. Later, he moved to Monticello where he was a tree farmer. He was employed by Silvicraft for several years.
Mr. Clemons enjoyed working in the woods with his boss and friend of many years, Harold Smith, and always looked forward to the beaver trapper, Willie, coming down every year to trap beavers in cold weather. They enjoyed many good times together. He loved his immediate family, as well as his extended family, unconditionally. He loved to visit with family members, and he never missed a family reunion. He was a generous man who extended kindness to all he met.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert William Clemons; along with several aunts and uncles.
Survivors include his wife, Gwyn of Monticello; two sons, Robert “Bob” (Vonda) of Monticello and Don (Terry) of Pensacola, Florida; a daughter, Catherine “Kay” of Amite, Louisiana; a brother, Don Clemons (Mary Ann) of Kentwood, Louisiana; grandchildren, Trevor, Brittany, Rocky, Sierra, Victoria and Jessie; and one great-granddaughter, Taylor; two stepsons, Jeff and Scott Alford; three step-grandsons, Scott “Bucky” Alford, Dusty and Taylor Alford; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from held on Saturday, November 18 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Pauline Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello. Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. at the church with Rev. Larry Clements, Rev. James Taylor, and Rev. Andy Venditti officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello.