Douglas H. Clemmons

Douglas H. Clemmons, 79, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2023. He was a lifelong resident of Newport News.

Doug retired from the Newport News Shipyard after 42 years of service. He was a member of Community Bible Church. Douglas was a Veteran of the US Navy, an avid gardener and carpenter. Doug was a loving husband, father, and Papa.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Melissa Cameron; and his parents, James and Lula Mae Clemmons.

Doug is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Ruth Ann Clemmons; daughter, Tammy Kleppinger; son, Steven Clemmons (Christine); two step-daughters, Kimberly (Clark Hudgins) and Michelle King; sister, Inez Bruce (Terry); brother, James I. Clemmons, Jr.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, with one more on the way; and niece, Anna Bruce.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 2, 2023, at Peninsula Funeral Home from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Monday, July 3, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., followed by burial in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the SPCA or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Todd Covington

    He was a great man! Always kept that smooth, cool demeanor about him no matter what situation he was in he will be missed rest in peace Doug 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

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