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Francis Walpole Clement, Jr.
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  • Bishop Gadsden Resident Assistance Fund
    One Bishop Gadsden Way
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“Dear Legare and family,All Fort Sumter Camp is saddened by the passing of our oldest brother. Your Dad never failed to add something to each of our...Read More »
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“Susan and Legare,I was sorry to hear about Frank. I have many good memories of your father while growing up downtown. He was a compassionate, calm...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Riddell Perry - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Mr. Frank will be missed by all at Bishop Gadsden. My love, thoughts & prayers are with you during your time of healing. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Lana - Summerville, SC

“Thinking of you with love and many thanks for all you did for us at Bishop Gadsden. Love, Frances Hutson. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Frances Hutson - Charleston, SC

“Frank was a true Southern gentleman. We always had a great conversation whenever we met, be it at Rockville for the Races, Bohicket Marina, or at BG....Read More »
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6 of 14 | Posted by: Bill Fowler - Rockville, SC

“Mr. Clement was a wonderful friend and I am glad to have had the privilege of knowing him. He was a funny person with a good heart. My condolences. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Heather Caudle - Charlotte, NC

“Big Frank was a father to me as I grew up downtown...I will always remember his wise counsel and gentle discipline when I most needed it. He will...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Bambi Downs - Charleston, SC

“For the past few years I've spent most Fridays playing cards with a friend at Bishop Gadsden. Without fail, Frank would drop by the table for a chat....Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Jill Davidge - Charleston, SC

“Frank was a kind, warm, and compassionate man. I will miss seeing his smiling face at BG. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Dawson-Hethington - SC

“Frank was a kind, warm, and compassionate man. I will miss seeing his smiling face at BG. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Donna Dawson-Hethington - SC

“Big Frank was a big part of my teen years - I will miss him greatly! ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Key - Columbia, SC

“Legare and family. Our prayers and thoughts during this trying time. God bless. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Rich and Eva Uhrich - SC - Friend

“Susan and Legare,Your dad was one of my favorite people in this world! I have so many fun memories of laughing, hats and flavored water!! Your dad...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Kinney - Ladson, SC - Family


Francis "Frank" Walpole Clement, Jr. Francis "Frank" Walpole Clement, Jr., 95, of Charleston, South Carolina, widower of Suzanne King Hamrick Clement entered into eternal rest Tuesday, May 29, 2018. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Saint James Church, 1872 Camp Road at 1:00 p.m. Interment, churchyard. The family will receive friends Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

Frank was born June 1, 1922 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Francis Walpole Clement and Harriet Hampton Clement. He was a graduate of the High School of Charleston and a retired Insurance Executive. Frank was a U.S Merchant Marine Veteran having served aboard oceangoing merchant ships in service to the United States during World War II.

Frank was a past president and honorary life member of The Independent Insurance Agents of Greater Charleston and former member of the Executive Board of The Independent Insurance Agents of South Carolina. He was also a life time member of St. James Church where he served as Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer and Vestryman. Frank was an avid sailor and for many years sailed the James Island Yacht Club's Sea Island One Design, Cygnet II, winning many regattas including the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association Championship on two occasions as well as the coveted Sheriff Perry Trophy at the Rockville Regatta on two occasions. Frank was an honorary life member of the James Island Yacht Club and served as Commodore on five different occasions. He has served as Commodore Emeritus of the James Island Yacht Club since his appointment in 2006. He was a past Commodore of the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association and a member of the International Order of the Blue Gavel, an association of past Commodores. He was a member of The Sons of Confederate Veterans and a former member of the Sea Island and Carolina Yacht Clubs. He was a past president of The Exchange Club of James Island and a Charter Member of the James Island Dance Club, where he was named an honorary life member in 2005. He was also a member of the Society of First Families of South Carolina, 1670-1700 and the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan Hamrick Clement Moran (Joe) of Charleston; son, J.W. Legare Clement (Carol) of Lebanon Community, SC; three grandchildren: Christopher Rivers Clement, Joseph E. Moran III (Ellie), and Susanne Lebby Clement Moran. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by his son, Francis W. Clement III and sister, Harriet Clement Dawson.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Bishop Gadsden for the love and devotion given to their father for over twelve years. Memorials may be made to Bishop Gadsden Resident Assistance Fund, 1 Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, SC, 29412.