Donald Richard Clemons, age 67, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville. He is survived by his wife Martha Idalee Clemons of Alachua, his son, Jason Clemons, of Orlando, and his daughter, Ronda (Billy) Mitchell of Alachua; two grandchildren, Nathan Mitchell and Jacob Mitchell of Alachua; his sister Fran Gonzales of Alachua; his brothers, Chuck (Jane) Clemons and Al (Joyce) Clemons, both of Gainesville, and Art (Linda) Clemons of Middleburg.
Mr. Clemons was retired from Gainesville Fire & Rescue where he served as the District Chief. He was a member of the Gainesville Fire and Rescue Local Union #2157, and a member of North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Alachua, Fla. He served his country in U.S. Air Force.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Evans Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, Fla. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 25330 NW County Rd 239, Alachua, Fla. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 2121 SW 16th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608 and Gainesville Fire & Rescue Benevolent Fund, 1220 NE 8th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601.
Services are under the direction of Evans Carter Funeral Home, High Springs, FL, 220 N. Main Street, High Springs, FL.