Fred Wayne Clements, age 79, a Gloucester County native, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Walter Reed Convalescent Center. He was born the youngest of three boys to Frederick Atwood and Jenny Thornton Clements at their family home in Gloucester on May 3, 1935. Wayne, as he was known by all, was born with a passion for fast cars and racing, so as he grew up, it was only natural that he became a part of his family’s Pontiac and Oldsmobile dealership known as F. A. Clements and Sons. After the death of his father, he and his brothers continued to operate this business until its sale in 1971. Always having a zest for life and willing to try something new, he then pursued a career with Anheuser-Busch, Inc., where he retired after 20 years of service. He will be remembered by all of his friends and family as a fun-loving prankster and tease who always had a twinkle in his eye, a way with words and a story to tell. He loved Gloucester—its history and its beauty. In addition to his parents, Wayne was predeceased by his brothers, Bobbie Thornton Clements and William Atwood Clements, affectionately known as “Nookie.”
He is survived by his three children, Denise Kincannon of Centreville, Va., Teresa Walton of West Point, Va., and Fred Nuccio of Roanoke, Va.; two stepsons, Mark and Robert Bunting, as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A private memorial and celebration of life will be held by the family.
Memorials may be made to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, Va. 23061.