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Clements, David D.

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March 22, 1952 - October 7, 2014

Clements, David D.

Dr. David Dale Clements, 62 died in the Dallas Medical Center Hospital on Tuesday, October 7 following a
year-long battle with colorectal cancer. David was born in Midland, Texas but grew up in Lubbock and Ft Worth.
David attended Eastern Hills High School in Ft Worth, Mountain View College and University of  North Texas
where is was a proud member of the Lab Band before graduating from Texas Chiropratic College in Pasadena,
Texas. He is the son of the late Edward Douglas Clements and the late Lora Burks Clements.

He is survived by his sister, Nancy Rogers and her husband Allen Rogers of Columbia, SC: his brother, Gary
Clements and his wife Annelle of San Antonio, and six nieces and nephews: Eric Rogers and wife Jeannie of
Charlotte, NC: Alec Rogers and his wife Shelly, also of Charlotte: US Army Capt. Ethan Clements and wife
Jennifer currently stationed in North Pole, Alaska: Tammie Elsik and her husband Colin of San Antonio:
Michael Clements and fiance Lauren Hess from Austin, TX and Paul Fuston currently in Knoxville, TN.

Dr. Clements spent much of his early career as a chiropractor in Dallas, but later retired and dedicated himself
solely to his music. He specialized in the drums, but could play virtually any instrument and had his mother’s
gift for perfect pitch. He played for any number of events in and around Dallas and toured a number of times with
the Stan Kenton Big Band Orchestra. He loved swing from the 1940s and progressive jazz, but his favorite music
was whatever was on the radio at the time. David also worked for Starbucks where he met many new friends.

Dr. Clements was a precious soul with an enormous intellect and a quirky sense of humor. Everyone liked him and
so many are mourning his passing. A celebration of his life will be held at Unity Church of Dallas, ( his 2nd family )
where he was greatly loved, on Saturday, October 18 at 10:30 AM. ( 6525 Forest Lane ) and his ashes will be spread
between his parents graves at a later date.

In lieu of flower please make any donations to the American Cancer Society, Unity Church or your favorite charity.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238
214.340.8008

 

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Glenda Bradstock

March 30, 2018 10:38AM

David was a long time friend and I miss him dearly. He was a brilliant Doctor and fantastic Musician. He was so intelligent and had a wicked sense of humor.


Garry Granger

October 16, 2014 9:21AM

I feel sadness and loss . We have lost not just a musician but a kind ,gentle soul.
I am sorry for the pain he had to endure . Prayers are with him and his family be it blood or musical .


Gene Glover

October 15, 2014 4:24PM

I am very saddened by David's passing. I have really enjoyed getting to know Dr. Dave over the last few years and even more so the last 6 months. He always loved filling in for me with the DJO. He truly loved playing and listening to Big Band music.


Patti Kimple

October 15, 2014 2:30PM

I am so sorry about Dave's passing. He was very special to our family.
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Patti Kimple


Phil Kelly

October 15, 2014 1:53PM

I'm so sorry to hear aboutt Daves passing. My thoughts are with his family .