Jerry Lee Clem, a 78 year old Kansas City, MO resident passed away at 8:08 a.m., Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, MO.
A graveside inurnment is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Harris Cemetery, in Harris, MO. Memorial donations are suggested to Harris Cemetery and may be left with or mailed to the Slater-Neal Funeral Home, Trenton, Missouri.
Jerry Lee Clem was born January 3, 1943 in Harris, MO to Maurice and Sarah Lee (Bumgardner) Clem. He graduated from Princeton High School with the class of 1960. On May 12, 1991 he was united in marriage to Judy Mulvania in Ravanna, MO. Jerry had a love for family, friends and country and was especially proud of his grandson Logan. Over the past few years he was involved in leather work and enjoyed making belts, billfolds and other items to give away to family and friends. Jerry was a man that never met a stranger, he made friends wherever he went. He was a member of the Kansas City Trap Association and made lifetime friends with the guys he shot trap with; he was often referred to as “Duke” by those close friends. Jerry spent a lot of time re-loading his own shells which he used to shoot strap. He had a love for the outdoors and especially loved gardening. Jerry could often be found outside in his garden with his partners in crime, Quinn and Arlo (fur babies). He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He was veteran of the Vietnam Era serving in the U.S. Navy, before retiring was heavy equipment operator. He was also a member of the Liberty, Missouri Masonic Lodge No. 31.
Surviving relatives include his wife Judy of the home, step daughter Kristi Allen of Princeton, MO and Jana Gibson of Gladstone, MO, grandson Logan Garrison of Princeton, MO, and a brother in law William Mulviania of Ravanna, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Sarah Jane Clem.