Joe Clements

From Cindy McLean’s face book page: “Joe Clements was Bob McKeever’s best friend and was his mechanic at the Daytona 200 in 1948. He was a master machinist, having worked on parts of the A bomb at Los Alamos, N.M. He was only 2 months younger than Bob McKeever whom we lost January 31, 2017. He always found what was wrong with the bike before everyone else. His mechanical awareness was unequaled, finding and fixing problems quickly. He was always instrumental in winning the race.”

Newspaper Obituary for Clarence “Joseph” Clements (Age 98)

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, of Silver Spring, MD. Devoted son of Clarence and Anna Grace (née Clark) Clements. Beloved husband of the late Anne Lee Clements. Loving father of Joseph (Jane) Clements, Laura (Robert Arnett) Clements, Kathleen (Frank) Shafer, Paul (Ruthie Milante) Clements and the late Margaret “Peggy” Clements. Cherished grandfather of Nicholas, Andrew, Patrick and Matthew Shafer, Ian and Ross Clements. Brother of the late Jane (Arthur) Tool, Faith (Charles) Smith, Hope (William) McKeever and Ann Mitchell. Also survived by dedicated cousin, Jan Suit and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at St. John the Evangelist Historic Church, 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, Friday, February 23, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Los Alamos Historical Society.

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