William C. “Dub” Clenney, age 80 years and 5 days of Mount Ida, AR passed away October 13, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at home. He was born October 8, 1939 in Fannie, AR to the late Willie and Bernice Clenney. Dub is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, father-in-law; Irvin Shaw, and brothers-in-law; Raze Rowland, Alton Tiner and Earl Gene White.
Survivors include: his wife of 54 years, Wanda Clenney of Mount Ida, daughters; Cheri Clenney (Chris) of Benton, Deana Cole (Wes) of Mount Ida, grandchildren; Breanna Tidwell of Little Rock, Will Cole of Mount Ida, Brian and Elliot Bourne of Hensley, sister; Janie White of Story, nephews; David and Michael White of Fannie, niece; Alice Summitt of Sims, mother-in-law; Alta Shaw of Mount Ida, sisters-in-law; Pauline Rowland and Devonia Rowland of Sims, great-nieces and nephews; Cade Jackson, Maddie Summitt, Caleb White, Gracie Summitt, and Jackson White, and a host of family and friends.
After graduating from Mount Ida High in 1957, Dub enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp and served 3 years. Upon completion, he enlisted in the U.S. Army for 4 years before starting his boiler maker apprenticeship at US Steel in Gary, IN. After his apprenticeship, Dub worked in several steel application companies specializing in the sawmill industry. He later opened his own company, Dub Clenney Construction, and continued working in the sawmill industry until his retirement in 2007. Besides his hard work-ethic, Dub loved Mopar and classic cars. You might never know what you would see him driving in. His love for his wife, 2 daughters, and 2 grandkids far exceeded his love for his cars though. If you were a stranger, you wouldn’t be long because he would have told you all the stories of him and his family. He did not have much free time being a former Mount Ida school board member, a member of the First Baptist Church of Mount Ida, Viper club of America, and a regular guest of the places to drink coffee in Mount Ida.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 15th, 2019, at 5-7 pm at the Thornton Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Ida, AR. Funeral will be held at the First Baptist Church of Mount Ida, on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019, at 10:00 am, followed by internment at Reed Cemetery in Story, AR with Pastor Bill Ashburn officiating. Pallbearers: David White, Michael White, Derek Summitt, Bill Ray, Joe Mitchell, Shorty Coredero and Dewayne Rowland. Honorary pallbearers are the former employees of Dub Clenney Construction. Donations in memory of Dub can be made to the First Baptist Church of Mount Ida or the Mount Ida Band Boosters. Arrangements were made under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home of Mount Ida, AR. Guest register at www.thorntonfh.com