Clell K. Lenamond, resident of Mexia and formerly of Thornton, passed away at his home on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Groesbeck Funeral Home, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 P.M., and burial will follow in Cobb Cemetery. In his early years, Clell would help with milking the cows for the family business. He recently recounted the stories of taking the milk out to the lane for the Borden man to pick up. After graduating from Thornton High School in 1944, he married his high school sweetheart and late wife Joan Rasco on October 19, 1945. They moved to the Dallas area where Clell began working for Lone Star Gas Company in August of 1951. Soon thereafter Clell began to associate with Jehovah’s Witnesses and was baptized in 1960. He put Jehovah first in his life and was a beautiful example to his family and congregation. He happily served as an elder for many decades. After the loss of his wife Joan, he married Dixie Maxwell on November 11, 2006. They were just shy of celebrating their 9 year anniversary. While Clell had many interests, two of his passions involved the Bible and being outdoors. He was known for his love of Jehovah God, in particular he enjoyed talking to others about God’s purpose for the earth under his Kingdom. His favorite scripture was Revelation 21:5 “And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Clell resolutely believed in God’s promise to rid the earth of suffering and death by means of his Kingdom to fulfill his original purpose to make the earth a paradise for mankind’s enjoyment; not for a few years but forever. While Clell fondly remembered certain aspects of the past, he looked forward with great eagerness to an endless life in God’s promised paradise on earth. When time allowed, “CK” enjoyed gardening, fishing and working his land. Clell and his sons with the help of JB Simmons developed a love for Caddo Lake and Clell always looked forward to the bi-annual “Guys Trip,” a weekend full of fishing, food and laughter. He loved gardening, especially growing tomatoes, onions and watermelons and those that were close to him always greatly benefited from that passion. He spent countless hours preparing and cultivating his gardens, and just as many fighting off the coyotes. In his last days he made sure the kids knew it was almost time to start planting the onions. Clell was preceded in death by his parents, Weldon and Thelma; wife Joan and great-granddaughter Brooklynne Grace and brother Weldon. Clell is survived by his wife, Dixie Lenamond of Thornton; three sons: Mike Lenamond of Lancaster, Kim Lenamond of Thornton, and Kyle Lenamond and wife Lindsey of Dallas; six grandchildren: Natalie Perego, Amy Hiscock, Adam Lenamond, Joshua Lenamond, Lynsey Jackson and Blake Lenamond; and five great-grandchildren: Kolby Ramirez, Jessica Lenamond, Morgan Lenamond, Ashlynne Hiscock and Alexa Hiscock. He is also survived by siblings Billy Jean Lenamond of Lake Whitney, Texas and Sylvia Joan Palmer of Greenville, Texas. The family would like to especially thank Judy Erickson, Marshall McCullen and Providence Hospice for their love and support during this trying time.