Ron Clem, 73, loving husband, father and papa was born January 11, 1940 in Mt. Pleasant TX to Beatrice and Gerald Clem. He had 2 brothers, Bubba and Connie and 3 sisters, Geraldine, Arlene and Shirley. Ron passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Kindred Hospital in Houston TX surrounded by love and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Geraldine and Arlene.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Colene Clem, 7 children, Vickie Rabren and her husband Marcus of Brazoria TX, Julie Rhoades and her husband James of Wild Peach TX, Gina Jay of Huntsville TX, Dale Clem and his fiancAC.e Dana of Houston TX, Lisa Jo Myers and her husband Alan of Brazoria TX, Sandra Clem of Baytown TX and Lisa Nelson and her husband Bubba of Livingston TX, 16 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren, brothers, Connie Clem and wife Billie of Lake Jackson TX, Bubba Clem of Cushing TX, sister, Shirley and her husband Jim Marshall of Tyler TX. He was blessed with numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
He married Colene Clem and moved to Brazoria in 1970. He was a former member of the Brazoria City Council and he retired in 1998 after 18 years from the Brazoria Volunteer Fire Department. He was an Interstate Truck Driver for 30 years. He owned and operated Ron's Sand Pit for 7 years and he retired in 2009 from the Brazoria County
Pct. 4 Road and Bridge Department.
He loved to fish with his good friends Chuck Taylor and Glenn Tollett. He loved traveling with his wife. And he loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren immensely.
Pallbearers include grandsons Brandon Losack, Dylan Clem, honorary grandson Justin Taylor, nephew J.D. Blanton and friends Glenn Tollett and Randy Harang.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria, TX.
Services will be Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Dixon Funeral Home in Brazoria. The service will be officiated by his nephew, Jimmy Clem of Colorado, Springs, Colorado. Burial will follow at Brazoria Cemetery in Brazoria, TX.
Final arrangements entrusted to Dixon Funeral Home of Brazoria at (979) 798-9113.