August 31, 2014

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William "Bill" Nelson Clemons, 77 Print E-mail

William "Bill" Nelson Clemons, 77, of Portland, Ind., formerly of Northern Kentucky, passed away April 15, 2013.

Bill was born April 29, 1935 in Falmouth to the late Neal and Anna  Marie Hutchison Jacobs.  He enlisted in the Army when he was 17 years old and was sent to Korea as a paratrooper in the 82nd airborne division. After the war, Bill became a fireman for the Pennsylvania railroad and retried as passenger engineer in 1969 after 15 years of service. Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, collecting coins, restoring old cars and trucks and was former owner/operator from 1995 to 2009 of three Tires  Inc. stores located throughout Ohio and Indiana.

Surviving are wife, Linda Rismiller Clemons, Portland, Ind.;  children (from his marriage to Ila "Sam" Jones, Erlanger), Deborah Clemons, Greensfork, Ind.; Sheila Kurtnick, Eaton, Ohio; Valerie Clemons, Westerville, Ohio,  Bill Clemons, Erlanger; stepchildren, Carla Weiser and Adam Follrod; grandchildren, Jacob "Jake" Powers, Anna Caroline Wright and Tristian Clemons; and great-grandchildren, Sierra Payne and Chloe James.

Funeral services were Friday, April 19 at the Allison & Rose Funeral Home.

Military honors and internment took place at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Dry Ridge.

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