Orving E. Clemins was born April 10, 1950, in Warriormines, WV, to the late BE and Gaynell Clemins; and ‘left the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God” on September 12, 2021.  Orving is survived by his wife of 44 years Diane T Clemins, of Charlotte Court House, VA; two daughters Delores Clemins Redenius (Alex) of Fort Wayne, IN, Whitney Clemins Napier (Eric) of Keysville, VA; three granddaughters, Claudia Cates, Delana Cates and Ansley Napier.

Orving, a lifelong member of the Republican Party and fierce supporter of the Trump Administration, proudly served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict where he achieved the ranks of 7th MM Gunnery Battery Sergeant at 29 Palms, Corporal with the 1st Marine Corps Division, and received the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

Orving’s family was his whole world and he loved nothing better than to tell stories and make people laugh. A private memorial service will be held with immediate family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Woundedwarriorproject@supportwoundedwarriorproject.org


Condolence Messages

  1. Gwendolyn H. Pillow

    14 September 2021 1 year ago

    My heart aches for you all. Sending my sincerest condolences to his family. I love you all!


  2. Joanne and Curtis Thompson

    14 September 2021 1 year ago

    Our heartfelt love and sympathy to you all. Orving was one the kindest people I’ve ever met. He truly loved his family and those around him.

  3. Richard W. Turner

    14 September 2021 1 year ago

    St. Peter’s Pearly Gates will be guarded by another U.S. Marine Corporal Orving E. Clemins has been posted.
    All is secure!

  4. Tiffany and Douglas Jones

    15 September 2021 1 year ago

    Uncle Orving was a true character and I feel blessed to have had him in my life for over 40 years. He was funny, kind, patriotic, and had that unique ability to make people feel important! Uncle Orving was an example to all in his love of family! His devotion to his children and his adoration of his grandchildren are examples to live by. His hardiness for life and his readiness for laughter will always be the memories I cherish of him! Godspeed!

  5. Mary Turner Miller and Ron Miller

    15 September 2021 1 year ago

    Our love and respect to the entire family and it was a pleasure knowing a fine individual like Orving. Always here for all.


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  7. Stacy Dewberry Kinder

    15 September 2021 1 year ago

    So sorry for your loss.

  8. Cindy Bomar

    15 September 2021 1 year ago

    Been keeping you and Whitney in my thoughts and prayers. May you beautiful memories sustain you during the days and months to follow.

  9. Malcolm Francis

    15 September 2021 1 year ago

    We Are So Sorry For Your Loss, Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With All Of You
    Malcolm Francis and Family

  10. Natalie Ayscue and family

    17 September 2021 1 year ago

    He was my uncle for the past 45? Years He was one of a kind ! We alllll loved him so very much Never a dull moment with Uncle O ! He loved me. My husband My boys “copperhead” and “lil pork chop “ as he called them lol. He gave the BEST hugs ❣️ We miss you already so very much ! Your girls have all of our love and support and will get through this !

  11. Henry & Augusta Carwile

    18 September 2021 1 year ago

    So sorry for your loss! Diane, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

  12. Dale Lindsey

    18 September 2021 1 year ago

    My son Chris and I were truly blessed to have known Orving. He was one of the great guys you will always keep memories in your heart of. We are sending prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

  13. Norma Clemins

    20 September 2021 1 year ago

    My brother Orving was a wonderful brother when we were kid he made us walk the line when Daddy was at work in the coal mine i knocked the iron off the arioning broad he wipped me i finally got over getting wipped.He will always be missed and in my heart.

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