Alexander “Alex” Clemmons, 32, of Morris, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at home. Born June 17, 1988 in Joliet, he was the son of Bobby and Teresa “Terri” (Lear) Clemmons.
Alex was raised and educated in Morris schools, graduating from Morris Community High School with the Class of 2007 where he wrestled and played football. He was a member of the 2005 State Championship Football Team.
Alex graduated from Youth With a Mission Missionary School (YWAM) in Florida. He went on four mission trips to South Africa, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Mexico. During his mission trips, he built houses and orphanages, supplied fresh water to a small village, worked with AIDS hospice, and was a human jungle gym for orphans. He was a youth leader at the local Christian Youth Center and led youth groups at Christian conferences. Alex knew his calling was to show the love of Christ to others and he continued that throughout his life.
Alex loved everyone equally and everyone loved him. He saw every person as valuable and listened to their stories without judgement and loved them unconditionally. It didn’t matter what walk of life they came from, he saw the best in everyone. He always had a smile for everyone and he never met a stranger. He would drop everything to help anyone who needed it at any hour of the day or night. He was man after God’s own heart.
Alex was employed with Costco Meat Packing Plant in Morris where he made a new set of life-long friendships. He was a big country music fan and loved going to live shows, especially local musicians. He enjoyed playing sports throughout his whole life and was a big fan of the Chicago Bears, White Sox, Hawks, and the Notre Dame Football team. Alex participated in many Fantasy Football leagues and loved talking trash. Locally, he played volleyball and softball with the Christian Fellowship League, bag tournaments, and basketball at the MALS in Morris. He was competitive in card games with family, especially Hearts, and poker games with his friends. His family and friends were everything to him.
Survived by his parents, Bobby and Terri; siblings: Nicholas (Brigette) of Morris and Olivia (Seth) Miller of Mesa, AZ; his grandfather, William Lear, and grandmother, Wanda Clemmons; a nephew, Bobby, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Bob Clemmons, Sr. and grandmother, Nancy Lear; and a brother, Bobby, in infancy.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Village Christian Church, located at 8965 S. Bell Road, Minooka IL 60447. A Celebration of Alex’s Life will be Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10:30 at the church, officiated by Pastor Nate Ferguson. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Due to COVID-19 requirements, safe social distancing will be required and we are asking for visitors to wear their masks while visiting the family.
An online guestbook has been made for the family, where you may sign the guestbook, share memories and photographs. You can access this by visiting the website at www.ucdaviscallahan.com. Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris, IL.