Carl Clements, age 77, of Springdale, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.

Carl was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. 

Carl was born on May 9, 1943, in Carbon Hill, Ala., to Conroe and Christine (Nix) Clements. 

He joined  the U.S. Navy at 18 and served abroad during the Vietnam War. 

After the war, he visited his uncle in California, where he met his beloved wife, Phyllis.  They married Dec. 30, 1996. They settled down in Salinas, Calif., where Carl worked for Firestone. 

In 1997, the moved their family to Springdale, where Carl began working as an electrician for Easco Tools. He retired in 2008. He was a devout Christian and served his church in numerous roles. 

Carl was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather that was always there for his family. He was always good for a great dad joke or a funny story from Reader’s Digest. He enjoyed gardening and doing yard work. 

During the summer, he would gladly tell you about his plants and share vegetables from his garden. He was the best person to call when you needed help around the house. He will be remembered for his heart of gold. You rarely saw him without a smile and a laugh. He always saw the good in people and never spoke negatively of others. 

Carl was proceeded in death by his father, Conroe; his mother, Christine; his brother, Jim, and his in-laws, Hugh and Annie Pinkley. 

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; his three children, Christina (Rob Smith) of Rogers, Cheryl (Christopher Jones) of Chula Vista, Calif., and Jeff Clements of Huntsville; his sisters, Peggy Strickland of Carbon Hill, Ala., Betty Pinkley of Huntsville, Ala., Patsy Heath of Leeds, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews. But, his favorite role was being grandpa to Brandon and Brooke Teague and Spencer Jones. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

          44-1tc