John Richard Clements, 84, of Loogootee, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2018 at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand.
He was born June 5, 1933 in Loogootee, Indiana to the late Chet and Doris (Doyle) Clements.
Richard was a United States Army Veteran and served overseas during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 120 and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
He worked at Midwest Printing for several years as a lithographer.He was an avid Loogootee Lions and Indiana University basketball fan and enjoyed watching IndyCar racing.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth (Jones) Clements; parents, Chet and Doris (Doyle) Clements; son-in-law, Tony Burton.
He is survived by his children, John (Connie) Clements of Virginia Beach, VA and Kathy Burton of Jasper; grandchildren, Jill (Kwame) James, Cassie Clements, Brian and Evan Howell, Brent (Brandy) Burton and Travis Burton; great-grandchildren, Amare, Jasmine and Brooklyn James.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Loogootee. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.