|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1937|
|Death: ||May 23, 2012|
John Clemmons, age 74, was born on August 29, 1937 to Fred and Mae Clemmons in Greggton, Texas and died May 23, 2012 at his home in Kenna. The family later moved to Talco, Texas where he graduated from Talco High School in 1954. John continued his education at Arlington State University and later at Texas A&M Commerce in Commerce, Texas.
John was married to Jenny Ann Clemmons on December 15, 1968 at the family ranch home in Kenna, NM. John's work experience as an educator led him to Kermit, TX as a junior high teacher and football coach, and later to New Mexico Military Institute where he taught English and Psychology. John was later elevated to the position of Registrar and Director of Admissions; a position he held until 1971. That year he moved to the ranches at Kenna after the loss of his father-in-law, Lewis Cooper.
John became actively involved in the cattle ranching business, and was appointed in 1998 by the Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman as a member of the United States Department of Agriculture Advisory Board for Research, Education and Economics representing National Animal Commodity Organizations. John is a former member of the Board of Directors of First National Bank of Chaves County and First Security Bank Corporation. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Mental Health Resources, a Member of the Board of Directors of New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association, a Member of Texas Cattle Feeders' Association , a Member of the National Cattlemen and Beef Associations, a Member of the American Quarter Horse Association and a Member of the New Mexico Horse Breeder's Association. He served as a delegate to the Council for Agriculture Research, Extension and Teaching for New Mexico State University, Department of Agriculture, and has represented the Ranchers on Environmental concerns for the Bureau of Land Management-Roswell and Carlsbad Districts relating to prairie chicken populations.
In addition to being actively involved in the cattle ranching business, John's background has been comprehensive and has included service as a former member and Chairman of the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University, former member and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Elida Public Schools, former member and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Roosevelt County and former supervisor of the Border Soil and Water Conservation Board. John has an earned doctorate from Texas A&M University-Commerce and he and his family are members of the Kenna Community Church, Kenna, New Mexico. He and his wife are actively involved with their children and grandchildren's activities, community activities and church affairs. John was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother. John is survived in death by his wife, Jenny Ann of the home; his daughter, Rebecca Davis and son-in-law, Chad Davis of Texico, NM, daughter, Victoria Clemmons of Burbank, CA, daughter, Marissa Olson and son-in-law, Matt Olson of Las Cruces, NM, son, Kevin Clemmons and daughter-in-law, Beverly Clemmons of McKinney, TX, and very special grandchildren, Cooper and Skyler Davis, Acey Olson, Margeux Rendell and her husband, Clint and Nolan Clemmons. John is also survived by three brothers, Jerry Clemmons of Talco, TX, Jim Clemmons of Carrollton, TX and Jack Clemmons of Athens, TX and seven nephews and one niece, as well as several great-nieces and -nephews. John will be missed by his family and many wonderful neighbors and friends. Funeral services for will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Kenna Community Church with Pastor Matt Olson officiating, assisted by Chad Davis. Burial will follow in the Kenna Cemetery with Bill Humphries, Bill Smith, Brad Oder, Coy Wilson, Wimp Fine, Houston Mackenzie, Robert Weigl and Tom Davis serving as pallbearers. Bill Dixon, Billy Frank Good, Chance Robbins, Bob Josserand, John Josserand, Kenneth Eastwood, Jake Howard, Jim Easley, Bud Bilberry, Ken Merritt, Gerald Mathis, Don Hoffman, Pat Boone, Charles Good, Mark Olson, B. J. Moore, Fred Anthony, Wayne Kinman, Hershel Dixon, Sid Price, Tommy Holmes, Jimmy Roderick, Jeff Bilberry and Vince Erdmann will serve as honorary pallbearers. Those desiring to make memorial contributions may make them to either the Kenna Cemetery Fund or the Kenna Community Church.
New Mexico, USA
Created by: P Barela
Record added: May 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90615286
Joyce Gore Locke
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John taught English and Psychology. John was later elevated to the position of Registrar and Director of Admissions; a position he held until 1971.|
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