Scott Frederick Clemons of West Bloomfield passed away on March 27, 2021 at the age 65. Scott crossed over peacefully in the great care of Angela Hospice Care Center in Livonia, with the love of his family surrounding him. He joined Freeman’s executive sales group as national sales manager, exposition services in 2007 after a 26-year career with Donald E. McNabb Company in Michigan in a variety of management and sales positions including business development, account management, sales and marketing experience in the auto show, tradeshow and special event flooring industry. At McNabb, Clemons oversaw and managed many of the company’s largest client partnerships, and was well-known and respected in the auto show marketplace. He began his career with Sony of America as a marketing representative, later working for Bell and Howell Video Division as account director before he began his long career with McNabb.
Scott was born to Martha & William Clemons in Detroit, brother to David (Cindi), Mark (Karen) and Douglas (Jen). Scott proudly attend Bloomfield Lahser High School, graduating in 1973. It was at Michigan State University that he built lifelong friendships in Delta Chi fraternity and met his former wife of 41 years, Karen (McNabb). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from MSU in Telecommunications.
Scott and Karen married in 1978 and raised their three children, Kathryn (Jon) Parenteau, Laura (KiAundre) Garland, and Stephen (Alison), in Bloomfield Hills. They spent their summers at Forest Lake Country Club, where Scott and Karen played golf, and the family enjoyed years of SICSA swim meets, time together and made wonderful friends. Scott and Karen were active members at St Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church; where Scott was often a reader and commentator at Mass.
Scott was passionate about his work in sales, working in the niche event services space, providing custom flooring for auto shows, conventions, concert tours, and more. He traveled the country and the world for his work, making friends everywhere he went. He loved travel and especially enjoyed family vacations to historic places near and far with Karen and their children.
Scott was a super fan of the Michigan State Spartans, Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings. For years, he carried a piece of confetti from the 1997 Stanley Cup Championship win in his wallet. He was a scholar of classic rock, enjoying his early career as a disc jockey, and he was an American trivia whiz. He loved the city of Detroit, its people, its music, its spirit, its cars and its grit.
In the final years of his life, he relished the role of “Poppy” to his grandchildren; Caroline Cole (10), John Patrick (8), daughter and son of Kathryn and Jon, and Ada James (3), daughter of Laura and KiAundre.
Scott is survived by countless friends, loving relatives and colleagues that will remember him for his charisma, warmth, passion, and storytelling. He had a unique ability to make each person he encountered feel special, important and worthy. He was an energetic mentor, good buddy and constant cheerleader to so many, yet fully known by few. He leaves a great legacy of serving others in their time of need. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.
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The Clemons family is planning a celebration of life this summer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Angela Hospice in Livonia or the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center; the institutions that provided such exceptional care for Scott in his three year battle with biliary cancer. The family would like to thank the nurses, aides, surgeons, physicians and social workers that supported Scott: we are forever grateful for your hard work, compassion, time and talent. Scott crossed over peacefully in the great care of Angela Hospice Care Center in Livonia, with the love of his family surrounding him.
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