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Virgil "Leon" Clemons
January 8, 1939 ~ June 1, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Virgil “Leon” Clemons, 84, of East Moline, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 1, 2023, at River Crossing of Moline. Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, Ltd., 1902 3rd Avenue East Moline. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Rev. P. Wonder Harris will officiate. Private family burial will follow at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Virgil Leon was born January 8, 1939, in Dongola, Illinois to David and Ethel Browder Clemons. He accepted Christ at an early age. Leon married the love of his life, Bonnie Bragg July 21, 1973, in Louisville, Mississippi. He retired from John Deere Harvester East Moline after 30 years of service. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, East Moline.
Leon was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed cooking, fishing, watching old westerns, yardwork and dining out with family & friends.
Those left to cherish his memories are his children, Debra, Anthony, Michael, Denise, Angie, Gina, Greg, Vanessa, Sheila & Belinda, his sisters, Delores Mackins, Betty Foulks, Wilma Clemons, Pauline McKinney and Fannie Pittman, his sister-in-laws, Mae Bragg, Shirley Clemons, and Lorine Pierson, host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents David and Ethel Clemons, his loving wife, Bonnie Clemons, his sister, Lynell Wells, his brothers, Melvin, William David, and Gregory Lorease.
Leon was loved by so many and will be greatly missed. The memories he leaves in our hearts will live on forever.