Centuries Memorial Funeral Home & Centuries Memorial Park
8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, LA
Barney H. Clemens
March 1, 1941 – June 5, 2019
Services for Barney Clemens, 78, will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home.
Barney was a lifelong resident of Shreveport. He was a graduate of Fair Park high school in 1959, and graduated Northwestern State University in 1963 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Electronics with a minor in Math. He enjoyed working in engineering at AT&T/Western Electric for 33 years. Barney was proud of his role in implementing AT&T’s “just-in-time” manufacturing program.
Barney was a founding and devoted member of Eastridge Bible Church where he shared his love of hymns and gospel music as the long-time song director and a Sunday school teacher. Barney’s faith was deep and readily apparent to all who met him. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather and father-in-law. He was a great caregiver for all his family. He valued his family and friends immensely. He was full of compassion for all and his joyfulness for life overflowed. His gentle kindness and constant smile will be forever missed and remembered. We can feel him smiling down upon us now.
He is preceded in death by his father Barnie Lee Clemens, Jr. and his mother Bobbie Jean Rowe. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kay Clemens, son Greg Clemens, daughter Mandy Hammond and her husband Kevin, sister Theresa Ferguson and husband Gordon, brother Curtis Clemens and wife Janet, and brother-in-law Gerald Weakley and wife Kerry, grandchildren, Kendall and Fordham Hammond, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to Connie Caldwell and LaToya Chalmers for their kindness and loving care of Barney during his last months.
- Barnie Lee Clemens, Jr. and Bobbie Jean Rowe, Parents
- Kay Clemens, Wife
- Greg Clemens, Son
- Mandy Hammond and Kevin, Daughter and husband
- Theresa Ferguson and Gordon, Sister and husband
- Curtis Clemens and Janet, Brother and wife
- Gerald Weakley and Kerry, Brother-in-law and wife
- Kendall and Fordham Hammond, Grandchildren
- Mr. Clemens is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
- Joe Carroll
- Mark Morse
- Greg May
- Gary Guin
- Ian Clemens
- Bryce Ferguson
- Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2019
Barney H. Clemens
Elaine (Acosta) Walker
June 9, 2019
Want to let you know how sad I am over Barney's passing. Besides working together and as extended family. My sister Theresa and husband, your cousin, Robert Rowe. Pray that God keeps his arms around Kay and family. My memory of Barney is momma calling to let him know the church alarm was going off.
June 7, 2019
Though away during your time if grief, my heart and prayers will be with you all! I will always remember Barney and his kindness, his honest interest in all of us and our studies and careers during nursing school and after. Our accomplishments, relationships and challenges were always met with his support and encouragement. He showed true unconditional love, a rare and precious thing. I never heard Barney say anything about anyone unless it was loving and positive. My memories of Barney, Kay, Mandy, and Greg have always been an example of a loving family. His character has clearly been passed down to generations and his spirit I know will always remain. God Bless Yall, Love to all of you! Patrick
June 7, 2019
I wish you all as much peace as possible during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.