Schertz, TX 78154
US AIR FORCE VETERAN
The family of Mr. Clarence Jennings, a US Air Force Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard at the services and LEO supported procession, and graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.
Clarence Clayton Jennings “Sonny” born on July 10, 1941, went to be with the Lord on November 2, 2023, at the age of 82. He was one of four children born to Clarence Charles Jennings and Juanita Beatrice Jennings.
Clarence attended school in Kansas. In high school he attended vocational electronics classes and became a journeyman electrician. During this time, he taught himself and obtained his ham radio license. When he told his teacher, the teacher was so impressed Clarence got an A for the rest of the year. After graduating, he joined the Air Force (1962-1966). He was sent to Texas for basic training, to Amarillo for training and assigned to Randolph AFB working on T38 jet engines. Clarence chose not to reenlist even though he had an option to possibly join the Thunderbirds maintenance group. This allowed him to remain in Texas. Clarence’s work life following the Air Force included repairing TVs, medical equipment and setting up equipment in hospitals and doctor’s offices after equipment purchase.
Clarence had the ability during one of his electronic job positions to be a part of the building of a hyperbaric chamber. The doctor designing the chamber would give instructions and he had to make this operate as the doctor wanted. There were no schematics or diagrams to follow. National Geographic was said to have featured this building in an article.
He began working at BAMC Medical Maintenance Department in 1986 and retired in 2010. Clarence’s experience gave him the ability to work on various equipment, big and small. He was specifically trained to repair and maintain ultrasound equipment. He was known for sharing his experience with new techs.
Clarence’s personal life following the service included serving as a volunteer firefighter and basic EMT for the City of Converse. Again, he shared his experience in the training and keeping equipment working. He was also holding a full-time job while volunteering.
Clarence confirmed his faith in God as his personal Savior with his baptism at New Life Baptist Church. He served as a Deacon and participated in the AWANA youth group. He also served on the AWANA Board with the Missionary which included participating in events around Texas.
Clarence’s jovial side was known by his friends as he played jokes on them. This fun side was seen by others when he performed a fire dance with sparklers at a luau event. That sure brought a big laugh. On his more authoritative side his son and friends during their school days gave him the name of “The Judge.” Clarence had a caring side too. He helped provide care and support for his in-laws in their later years.
Clarence is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Shirley Story and Marie “DeDe” Foshee He is survived by his wife, Deanna; son, Jeffrey, and wife Diana; sister, Sharon Beaman and husband, Charles; grandsons, Ryan Oldenkamp and Caleb Jimenez; and great grandsons, Jackson Oldenkamp and Logan Oldenkamp.
WEATHER: Hi 74 / Lo 57, 0% Chance of Rain, 93% Humidity, Wind: 4 mph ENE
REQUESTOR: Jeff Jennings, Son
STAGING: 9:00 am, Thursday, November 16, 2023
Schertz Funeral Home
2217 FM 3009
Schertz, Texas 78154
BRIEFING: 9:15 am
HONOR LINE: 9:50 am
**THIS IS A MOTORCYCLE ESCORT ONLY. NO CAGES PLEASE
KSU: 10:00 Am (Semper Gumby)
**THE CAGES WILL MEET AT THE CEMETERY
INTERMENT: 10:30 am
Holy Cross Cemetery
17501 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio, Texas 78266
RC: Tom “Tom Cat” Wilson
FC: Alice “Cake Lady” Wagener
1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.
2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.
3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below. Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards. Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.
At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way. Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.
If you choose to fly a Flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Asst. State Captain
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Dignity, Honor, Respect
“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us get to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.”