James Patrick McClemens, Jr. of Santee, South Carolina passed away on March 15th, 2018. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed. He enjoyed reading. He held a Bachelors degree in Engineering from Newark College of Engineering and was a retired Civil Engineer . He served his country in the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War. James is survived by his son: James P. McClemens III (Karen); daughter:Roberta Dickinson (Kevin); son: Kevin McClemens (Gemma); daughter: Elizabeth Rettino (David); son: Philip McClemens (Emily); and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents: James and Elizabeth McClemens, and his wife, Phyllis McClemens. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Saint Ann's Catholic Church, 2205 State Park Road, Santee South Carolina, 29142. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted to www.avingerfh.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Avinger Funeral Home, Holly Hill, South Carolina, 803-496-3434.