Jerry Lee Clevenger, August 23, 1950~December 2, 2016

clevenger-jerryJerry Lee Clevenger “Papaw”, 66, of Elkins passed away Friday, December 2, 2016. He was born August 23, 1950 in Prairie Grove, AR. to Clifford and Mary Gooding Clevenger. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and served as a Radio Operator in the 101st Airborne. On December 11, 1971 he married the love of his life, Jeannine Blakemore. He was a Master Plumber for 35 years until he retired in 2011. He lived for spending time with family and attending all his grandchildren’s activities.

He is preceded in death by his father, Clifford “Tootsie” Clevenger. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jeannine Clevenger of Elkins, AR; mother, Mary Gooding Clevenger of Fayetteville, AR; two siblings,  Michael Clevenger and wife, Debbie of Farmington, AR. and Jeannie Silvis and husband, Jerry of Fayetteville, AR; three children, Amy Evans and husband, Keith of Elkins, AR, Kyle Clevenger of Oklahoma City, OK, Christie Dirkach of Fayetteville, AR; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Kutko Clevenger of Elkins, AR; nine grandchildren, Ethan Evans and fiancée, Samantha Charles, Layne Evans and Ben Evans of Fayetteville, AR, Dalton Clevenger, Kyleigh Clevenger and Brooklynn Clevenger of Elkins, AR. and Drew Dirkach, Gracie Dirkach and Jillian Dirkach of Fayetteville, AR; and many loving nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Elkins with Pastor Rex Griffin officiating. He was laid to rest at the Fayetteville National Cemetery.

Cremation arrangements by Beard’s Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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    Name » 05. Dec, 2016

    A brave and wonderful man. My heart and spirit are with all of you. The angels sing praises to his life; God blessed Jerry and he passed those blessings on to those he came in contact with. Now, Jerry gets to sing his song for eternity. Family and friends: be angry, be sad. And then, hold on tight to the precious memories of Jerry’s life.

    Ruby Samuels » 05. Dec, 2016

    Jeanine and kids

    I am so sorry for your loss My prayers for your days ahead

    Jim Ferguson » 06. Dec, 2016

    Jeannine and family…sorry to hear that Jerry passed away, spent many days working beside him, and was a honor to have called him a friend since we were young ones….May God give each of you comfort……….Jim&Barbara Ferguson

    Dana Hittson » 07. Dec, 2016

    my continued prayers for the family.

    Mary Nevin » 07. Dec, 2016

    I terribly sorry for you loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Ronda (Rogers) Tester » 07. Dec, 2016

    Praying for the family!

    Gilbert & Donna Bloyed » 08. Dec, 2016

    Jerry will be forever in our hearts for his compassion for others. He always took care of my Dad who was his neighbor for many years. He will be sorely missed by all for his sense of humor .
    You are in our thoughts and prayers….God Bless

    Jillian Ramey-Foster » 08. Dec, 2016

    So very sorry for your loss! Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

    Name » 12. Dec, 2016

    Your family are in our prayers. Pam (Massenburg) Hargrove