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Obit – Doug Clemons

Former South Carthage resident and businessman, Doug Clemons, died at 9:19 p.m. Friday evening, September 25, 2020 at the Johnson County Community Hospital in Mountain City, Tennessee. He was 58.

Private graveside services were at 11 a.m. Thursday morning October 8th only for his immediate family. Burial followed in his grandfather, Hugh Clemons lot, in section one at the Ridgewood Cemetery.

Born Larry Douglas Clemons at the Petty-Green Clinic in Carthage on November 26, 1961, he was one of four children of the late Hugh Harold Clemons, who died March 31, 2008 at the age of 73, and Norma Jean Kilzer Clemons, who died May 10, 2018 at the age of 80.

Mr. Clemons attended Smith County High School, received his General Education Degree and obtained his Emergency Medical Technician certification from the State of Tennessee, Division of Emergency Medical Services and was employed by Smith County Ambulance Service.

He would later join the family business at Clemons Wrecker Service and Garage in South Carthage where he worked until his retirement.

Before becoming an E. M. T. his first job was with Smith County Ambulance Services as a dispatcher in the days before 911 when you had to get details where everyone lived when a call for ambulance service was received.

He was of the Missionary Baptist faith and was saved at 9:30 p.m. on May 26, 1977 during Revival at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church under the preaching of Eld. Melvin Link and Eld. Gordon Wheeler.

Mr. Clemons is survived by two sisters, Sharon Clemons Neal of South Carthage, Pam Clemons Wilson & husband Don of Clarksville; a brother, Gary Clemons & wife Wanda Woodard Clemons of South Carthage.