Funeral Services for Reba Lois Watson Clemons, 77 of Silver Point will be Saturday, February 14 at 11 A.M. from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home with interment in Crest Lawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Clemons died Thursday Morning, February 12, 2015 at her home due to complications from dementia.
She was born July 28, 1937 in the Wolf Creek Community of DeKalb County (in what is now Edgar Evins State Park) to the late Leslie Grady and Mary Sallie Nixon Watson. Her family was later relocated due to the construction of the Center Hill Dam.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by son Randal “RANDY” Clemons, brother Jim Grady Watson, 3 sisters Ruth Watson Wilson, Jewell Watson Price and Carleen Watson Helm.
Lois loved to work outside and care for her yard and flowers, but she found purpose in caring for the ill. She loved her children and grandchildren and was at her best while caring for others, especially her son, Randy. She tirelessly sacrificed and saw to his daily needs for several years before he passed at the age of 13.
She enjoyed owning and operating the Corner Grocery in Silver Point for over 30 years. She formed many friendships with customers and employees. Employees became family, especially Jon Stafford, whom she loved like a son and became her caregiver during the worst part of her illness. Jon was a tremendous comfort to her during the last few months. Jon provided encouragement, conversation and care with great patience and genuine respect. His dependability was a blessing to the whole family.
Lois was also blessed to be cared for by Kay Jones and Tina Brown. Our family is very fortunate to have had their love, support and prayers during this time. None of them can ever be repaid for all they have done. Galatians 6:2-Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Survivors include husband of 57 years Clyde “GOAD” Clemons (Married September 21, 1957 in Ringgold, GA.) , daughter Judy Riggsbee, son David Clemons all of Silver Point, 5 grandchildren: Tylr and Mason Clemons of Cookeville, Daniel and Nathan Riggsbee both of Cookeville, Julie Riggsbee of Silver Point, 2 brothers and a sister-in-law Carlon and Dot Watson , Jim Watson all of Baxter.
Active Pallbearers will be her 4 grandsons along with Jon Stafford and Danny Riggsbee.
Bro. Tony Crow will officiate.
Family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 8 P.M and Saturday after 9 A.M. at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Lois’ name where accounts have been set up to: Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Gift Processing, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727 or by phone 615-322-2979 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or by phone 1-800-822-6344