George D. Clements, 84, of Granite City, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at St. Louis University Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born Feb. 19, 1930, in Cumberland City, Tenn., a son to the late Herbert and Lorene (Powers) Clements.
George gave more than 30 years to Granite City Steel as a pipefitter, retiring in 1988. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Infantry during the Korean War, serving in Company H, 19th Infantry Regiment, where he earned a Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, a United Nations Service Medal and an Army Commendation Ribbon. He attended City Temple in Granite City and in his free time he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
He is survived by and will be missed by his wife; Shirley (Adams) Clements, who he married on Nov. 7, 1953; his daughters, Pam and (John C.) McCord of Maryville and Terri Clements of Granite City.
In celebration of his life friends may call on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. at City Temple, 4751 Maryville Road, with Pastor Rich Cope and Pastor Kevin Wilson Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow with full military rites at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Cardinals Care, City Temple, New Rivers Assembly of God or Southern Illinois Hospice. Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, is serving the family.