William Michael ‘Billy’ Clemens, 36
William Michael “Billy” Clemens, 36, of Ocean View, Del., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at his home. He was born in Langhorne, Pa., on Dec. 29, 1982, to William Joseph Clemens and Mary Elizabeth (Coolidge) Clemens.
Clemens was a graduate of Indian River High School, in the Class of 2001. He worked in the construction field with his uncle at All States Construction for several years and at the time of his death was employed with Half Moon Painting.
He was a standout baseball pitcher in high school and also played soccer throughout his high school career. He was a hard worker who provided for his son, and he was also willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He was an avid fisherman and faithfully attended local NA meetings.
Clemens was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Victor and Sybil Coolidge; paternal grandfather, William Joseph Clemens, and a brother, Kenny J. Coolidge. He is survived by his parents, William and Mary Clemens; his son, William Michael Clemens; his longtime girlfriend, Kaleigh Antonelli; two sisters, Lacey Clemens and her longtime boyfriend, Tobey Gagnard, and Julie Clemens and her longtime boyfriend, Deandre White, and paternal grandmother, Catherine Clemens. He is also survived by an uncle, Michael Coolidge and his wife, Danielle, three aunts, Rosemary Clemens, Cathy Leary and Joanne Vrabic and her husband, Mark; a nephew, Giovanni Gagnard and four cousins, Skylar Coolidge, Sara and Sophie Vrabic, and Erica Vogt; his beloved dog Bella, many lifelong friends, and many new friends he met in recovery.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at the Ocean View Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Rd., Ocean View, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 35318 Church Rd., Frankford, DE 19945. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested donations in Clemens’ name to an organization to help with recovery. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.