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Troy Clement

   Troy Clement, 94 of Vernon, died on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Vernon. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Kelly Russell.
   Clement was born Monday, June 7, 1920 in Oklaunion. He was the son of the late Herman Clement and the late Oma Starnes Clement. He married Elizabeth (Betty) Shearer on March 11, 1946 in Vernon. She preceded him in death on Feb.16, 2008. Clement was a 1937 graduate of Oklaunion High School. He attended Syracuse University in New York in 1946. He served two tours in the United States Air Force, retiring as a major in 1980. He worked at the former Vernon Manufacturing Co., Inc. for 28 years, retiring as president and general manager.
   He served many years as an advancement chairman and counselor for the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Wichita Order of the Arrow Lodge #35. He was awarded the District Award of Merit. He was a 50-plus year member of the First Baptist Church and the Smith-James Sunday School Class.
   He is survived by his son, Dr. Boyd Clement of Ruidoso, N.M. He was preceded in death by his wife, and a son, Bret Allen Clement, on Aug. 15, 2001.
   Memorials can be made to the Troy Clement Family Scholarship, Vernon College or to a favorite charity.
   Online condolences may be made to the family at


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