Clem LeMay, 61, of Brazil passed away September 23, 2006, at his residence. He was born April 13, 1945 in Clay County the son of Clem LeMay and Frances Batchlelor LeMay. His father died when he was a young child and he was raised by his mother and Clifford LeMay.
He graduated from Staunton High School. He began working following graduation for Timberland Lumber Company. He worked there for 21 years, and worked his way up to the manager position. In 1982 he founded LeMay Construction and Excavating. He was a member of the Masons F & AM Lodge 264. He was also a member of the Lions Club and the Swords of Bunker Hill, a group that met on Friday the 13th. He enjoyed searching for antiques, deer hunting and mushroom hunting.
Twenty-four years ago, he began a new chapter in his life with Mary Prescott Allender. He and Mary had many good years together and they enjoyed antique hunting and working side by side. Together they managed the construction company and also had a property management business. He and Mary were married, in their home on January 14, 2006.
Survivors include his wife Mary LeMay; daughters Lori Rhoads and husband Bill of Marshall, IL and Sara LeMay of Paris, IL; stepsons Greg Allender and wife Angie of North Judson, IN. and Bryan Allender and wife Denise of Brazil; stepson Phillip Butts, Jr. and stepdaughter Debbie Butts; four grandchildren, Brandi Rhoads, Billy Rhoads, Christy Lynn Lake and Justin Lake; 6 step-grandchildren, Maddie Allender, Emma Allender, Hannah Allender, Sam Allender, Grace Allender, and Zachary Allender; one brother Francis "Fuzz" LeMay and wife Karen of Brazil; nephew, Scott LeMay; half sister Sue Coltharp; sister in law, Jennifer Clark of Mooresville and brother in law, Richard Prescott and his wife Ann of Mooresville; life long friends Barbara and Alvin Ripple of Brazil; special friends and employees, John Waymire and Steve Miller and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepbrother Malcom LeMay; halfsisters Dorothy Smith and JoAnn Brown and a nephew Todd LeMay.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jason Selby officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 4-8 p.m. and again Wednesday prior to services. Masonic Services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Hospice of the Wabash Valley or to the ALS Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.