John Roberts Clement

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May 14, 1950 ~ May 16, 2023

Born in: Roanoke, VA
Resided in: Asheville, NC

John Roberts Clement passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at his home. He was a life-long resident of Buncombe County and a respected psychologist.
Jack is survived by his wife, Dayna, his brother, Jay, and his sister, Katherine.
He was raised in Halifax, Virginia, and graduated from U.S.C. and earned a Masters from the University of West Georgia.
A devoted husband and friend, he was active in his community!
Jack was a great cook and a great Host. We miss him already.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 1:00 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 219 Chunns Cove Road, Asheville, NC.
Groce Funeral on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.

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  1. Our hearts are broken with the sudden passing of Jack. We enjoyed visiting and sharing a meal with him and Dayna.

  2. Jack was a fraternity brother and longtime friend from the University of South Carolina of more than 50 years. We spoke recently and were hoping to meet again for dinner soon. His wonderful nature and unmistakable laugh will be missed by many who love him!

  3. I met Jack when he was working at Hall Institute in Columbia and I was working at the SC State Hospital in April of 1975. We stayed friends through all these years. Both my husband, David, and I cherished our relationship with both Jack and his wife Dayna, as well as with many mutual friends over the years. It’s not enough to say that we will miss him. There is a hole in our lives and hearts that will never be filled. He was a lovely, special man. Godspeed, Jack. We will miss you so.

  4. Jack always ‘showed up.’ He had an a wonderful gift of ‘being present.’ I will miss him sorely.

  5. I met Jack as a young lawyer back in the 1980s and worked on several cases together through the years. We transformed from colleagues to good friends and he was a great guy. So sorry for his untimely loss.

  6. AE Chapter brother, mentor and friend. Dr. John in City Park, New Orleans/Mardi Gras and Star Trek in the house lounge daily and tormenting “the Nub”. History in the making. RIP Jack.

  7. Jack was a gentleman. It was a pleasure when he came home in Halifax for holidays. Quick with a smile and a great laugh, he will be remembered with love.
    Courtney Peace Hagins

  8. Such a shock to read this! Jack was a good friend in high school and I always looked forward to visiting with him at our high school reunions. He will be missed.

  9. So sorry to hear about Jack! We were classmates in high school–played football together and sold Bibles door -to-door in Wisconsin one summer. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!

  10. Fond memories of Jack, as fellow high school journalism student & STAR staff; gratefully reconnected with him & Dayna in Asheville. A man of many layers; always generous with smiles & humor. May you rest in peace, my friend. Robin Owens Hall & husband Jay.

  11. Jack was a wonderful friend. We attended WNCPA together in past years, played lots of golf together and enjoyed a beer also! He was always hearty and warm and open. I sure will miss him. Everyone’s loss. Too soon.

  12. Jack was such a great guy and touched many lives. He added so much to our high school class and later our class reunions. Jack will be deeply missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our utmost sympathy is offered to his family. Linda and Scooter Dunn

  13. Jack was a wonderful friend who will be greatly missed. We attended graduate school together. He was one of the main reasons we moved to Asheville. We played, dined and kayaked all over Western Carolina with our other great friend Charlie… and just thoroughly enjoyed those years in Asheville. Our prayers go out to Dayna and the rest of Jack’s family.

  14. My first cousin Jack was always a joy to be around. I have such great memories of his pass-through visits at Christmas time to see my parents and me in Danville on his way to Halifax, and the two family reunions he and Dayna so graciously hosted in Asheville, and our fun get-together in Asheville when my husband and I were traveling. He was smart, funny and kind. Our hearts are with you, Dayna.

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