Gayle Eldon Clements, age 79 1/2, of Brownwood passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at a local nursing home.

Services for Gayle will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel with Craig Clements officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Blaylock Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.

Gayle was born on April 30, 1939, to George and Bernadine (Wente) Clements in Hancock, Minnesota. He joined and proudly served in the United States Army. After the Army, Gayle worked in many different capacities with several beer distributorships and in the oilfield. He retired with the State of Texas as a Correctional Officer. Gayle also was a volunteer for the Lake Brownwood Bridge Volunteer Fire Dept. for many years, which he loved and enjoyed.

Gayle is survived by his two daughters, Antoinette Linza-Moscati and husband Rick of Lakewood, Colorado, Renee Blisard and husband Joey of Lake Brownwood; one son, Craig Clements and wife Cindy of Brownwood; seven grandchildren, Sara, Matthew, Jacie, Amber, Leslie, Matthew, and Amy; seven great-grandchildren, Bryson, Braydon, J.J., Kaylee, Dustin, Skylar, and Briileigh; and his sister, LaDonna Kearney of Florida. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Bernadine Clements; sisters, Georgia Kenison and Judy Six; and a nephew, Mark Six.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lake Brownwood Bridge Volunteer Fire Dept. (8800 Hwy 279 Brownwood, Texas 76801) or Brown County V.A. Clinic/Central Texas Veterans Health Care Systems (2600 Memorial Park Dr. Brownwood, Texas 76801). Online condolences for the family are welcome at www.blaylockfuneralhome.com.