WILLIAM HOWARD CLEVENGER, SR., Age 75, entered into Heaven’s Portal, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesay at 11 A.M. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. W. D. Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in Flintville Cem.
Born in New Market, AL, he was the son of the late Howard Clifford Clevenger and Lillie Mae (Sharp) Clevenger. After living in Illinois for almost 20 years, he and his family returned to the South where he was self employed as a mechanic in Flintville, TN and later became the Head Mechanic at the Lincoln County Board of Education School Bus Garage for almost 25 years. Mr. Clevenger enjoyed working around in the pasture with his John Deer tractor and growing roses.
Mr. Clevenger had recently committed his life to Jesus and became a member of the Elora Pentecostal Church.
He is preceded in death by granddaughters, Nancy Marie Boles (Papa’s Chubby) and infant, Ashley Marie Wilkerson; grandson, Thomas Michael Fowler; great-grandson, infant, Alex Fox; siblings, Virginia (Sis) Clifford, Melvin Clevenger and Parents-in-law, Thomas and Mildred Swinford.
Mr. Clevenger is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Lee (Swinford) Clevenger; his favorite daughter, Patricia Kelley, Fayetteville, TN, favorite son William H. (Julie) Clevenger, Jr., Elora, TN, favorite daughter Cynthia (John) Boles, Flintville, TN, favorite daughter Paulasue (Terry) Wilkerson, Owasso, OK, favorite daughter JoAnne Clevenger of Gadsden, AL and favorite son Walter Roy (Susie) Clevenger, Sr. of Kelso, TN.
Grandchildren, Tammy Fowler, Christopher Clevenger, Bud (Brandi) Boles, Charles Bates, Walter Roy Clevenger, Jr. and Katie Wilkerson. Great-grandchildren, Javon Foxx, Austin, Deja, Dante and Alivia Fowler.
Also survived by his sisters, Ruth (Roger) Pfeifer and Pamela Rioux all of Flintville, TN, brother-in-laws, Floyd (Mary Frances) Swinford of Ohio, Ray (Carole) Swinford of Fayetteville, TN , and sister-in-law Brenda (Ben) New of Virginia as well as special friends, Alan and Willy Bates of Gadsden, AL .
He will be greatly missed by all his many family and friends.
Visitation with the family will be Tuesday evening 5-8PM at Higgins Funeral Home.