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George Lewis Clemmer, Sr

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Birthplace: Swoope, Augusta County, Virginia, United States
Death: August 07, 2004 (85)
Bridgewater Home, Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Harry Elmer Clemmer and Caroline Stevenson Clemmer
Husband of Mary Marguerite Clemmer
Father of Thomas Harry Clemmer; Private and Private

Occupation: Founder Dayton Transport Corp
Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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Originally published Monday, August 9, 2004 DAYTON -- George Lewis Clemmer of Dayton, died Saturday (Aug. 7, 2004) at Bridgewater Home in Bridgewater, following a long illness. He was born on Nov. 27, 1918, in Swoope, a son of the late Harry E. and Carrie (Peck) Clemmer. He founded the Dayton Transport Corp.and he founded and led the program in diesel shop at Blue Ridge Community College. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Marguerite (Latham) Clemmer. He is survived by sons, Thomas H., George L. II, and Charles L. Clemmer. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lantz Chapel. Burial will follow in the Dayton Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Lantz Chapel from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday. Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater, is in charge of arrangements.
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1918 Swoope Augusta County Virginia, USA Death: Aug. 7, 2004 Bridgewater Rockingham County Virginia, USA

GEORGE L. CLEMMER

George Lewis Clemmer, 85, of Dayton, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Bridgewater Home in Bridgewater, following a long illness.

He was born on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1918, in Swoope, Va., and was a son of the late Harry E. and Carrie (Peck) Clemmer.

He was a graduate of Petersburg High School, Petersburg, Va. and then received a diesel engineering certificate in 1938 from Hemphill Diesel School in Detroit Mich. He worked for the Rural Electrification Authority of Rockingham County from 1939 to 1945.

In 1945, he founded the Dayton Transport Corp., and operated it with Carr P. Coffman until the business was sold to Hahn Transportation in 1973. From 1974 until 1983, he founded and led the program in Diesel Shop at Blue Ridge Community College.

He was an active member of the Dayton Presbyterian Church and later Bridgewater Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Deacon and an Elder. He was a charter member of Dayton-Bridgewater Lions Club, where he served as president on two occasions. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Planter Bank of Bridgewater, predecessor of First Virginia Bank Blue Ridge and now BB&T. He served as chairman of the Board of Directors from 1971 to 1980. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Bridgewater Home for 23 years. He was an avid collector of antique vehicles and steam and gas equipment. He was a founder and active supporter of the Bridgewater Steam and Gas Show. He assisted in the organization of the Shenandoah Valley Chapter of the Antique Trucks Historical Society, and was an active member of the National Society.

On July 11, 1942, he was united in marriage to Mary Marguerite (Latham) Clemmer, who preceded him in death on March 20, 2002.

Daily News-Record -- Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Virginia -- August 10, 2004 -- Tuesday.

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Parents:
 Harry Elmer Clemmer (1883 - 1930)
 Caroline Stevenson Peck Clemmer (1880 - 1965)
Spouse:
 Mary Marguerite Latham Clemmer (1917 - 2002)
Children:
 Thomas Harry Clemmer (1945 - 2008)*
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Burial: Dayton Cemetery Dayton Rockingham County Virginia, USA

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George Lewis Clemmer, Sr's Timeline

1918
November 27, 1918
Swoope, Augusta County, Virginia, United States
1945
December 4, 1945
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
2004
August 7, 2004
Age 85
Bridgewater Home, Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia, United States
August 11, 2004
Age 85
Dayton Cemetery, Bridgewater, Rockingham County, Virginia, United States