Earl Clement Sr., 83, of Elburn, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Provena Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.
He was born July 7, 1925, in Geneva, the son of Neil and Viola (Evarts) Clement.
Earl had worked for 50 years as an auto mechanic for many area businesses, including Louâ€™s Jeep in Geneva. Most recently, he had been employed by Napa Auto Parts in Elburn.
He grew up with a love for auto racing, and along with his lifelong friend Arnie Gardner, traveled around the country competing at various tracks with Arnie doing the driving and Earl working on the car. He also had a love for antique cars. His greatest enjoyment in life, however, was being with his family. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his three sons, Earl Jr. (Fran Clement) of Maple Park, Steve (Connie) of Elburn and Ron (Marla) of Geneva; six grandchildren, Matt, Brandon, Emily, Andy, Brian and Diana; and brother, Carl (Rae) Clement of Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Donna; son, Larry; and his wife, Dorothy.
Funeral service will be held Friday, May 15, at 10 a.m. at the Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 14, from 4 to 8 p .m. at the Malone Funeral Home, Geneva.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society, 143 First St., Batavia, Ill., 60510 would be appreciated.
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