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Dillon Clemens

November 26, 1994 — September 3, 2016

Dillon Dain Clemens, of Norwich, died suddenly in an automobile accident on Saturday, September 3, 2016 in the Town of Morris. He was 21 years old.

Born November 26, 1994, in Norwich, Dillon was the son of Samuel L. Clemens and Corrine A. Manwarren. He was a 2012 graduate of Norwich High School. In high school, Dillon played on the Pop Warner football team as a youth. He also very much enjoyed weightlifting and riding his BMX bike. He travelled all over central New York to various BMX bike parks with friends where they would enjoy riding. He was a rock star on his bike and could do tricks that seemed impossible to others. Dillon was the only kid in the world with enough skill, heart, courage and guts to jump the bridge at Kurt Beyer Park on his BMX while only breaking his hand in the process.

He was an employee of Springbrook, in Oxford, where he took pride in helping disabled youth.

Dillon is survived by his parents Corrine A. Manwarren and Samuel Clemens and Tanyika Bishop; siblings Nathan Clemens, Dyrick Clemens, Jacob Clemens, Sabrina Clemens, Kyara Manwarren, Konyr Clemens, Makenzy Clemens, Johnathan Gemberling (Skylar Wilchynski), and Matthew Gemberling. He is also survived by his grandparents Marty and Cindy Manwarren, of South Plymouth, Patty Enslow and Phillip Greeley of Norwich, Ken and Gloria Manley, of South Plymouth, and Clement and Liz Clemens, of Cope, SC. Nephew Charlie Gemberling also survives, as well as numerous aunts and uncles; Steve and Terri Clemens of Plymouth, Bill and Kathy Clemens of Plymouth, Julie and Bill Goodrich of Quincy, FL, Laurie and Dennis Will of Plymouth, Dale Clemens of Plymouth, Betty Clemens of Norwich, Mike and Brandi Bishop of Sherburne, Martin and Ashley of Manwarren of Holly Ridge, NC, Travis Rifanburg of Norwich, Kipp Rifanburg of FL; along with many loving cousins. Dillon is joined in heaven by his many predeceased loved-ones.

He was an amazing big brother and all his siblings absolutely adored him. He was the leader of their pack. His friends were his other family. He loved them all and they loved him.

Funeral services for Dillon will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the Canasawacta Valley Free Methodist Church, were the Rev. Jen Westervelt, pastor, will officiate. Friends are invited to call at the church on Saturday from 1:00 until the time of the service. Burial will immediately follow at the South Plymouth Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dillon’s memory may be made to the City of Norwich Youth Bureau, 1 City Plaza, Norwich, NY 13815 or to the Canasawacta Valley Free Methodist Church, 4299 State Hwy. 23, Norwich, NY 13815.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit the funeral home website at:

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