July 22, 2004, was the worst day of Dale Clemmons’ life. On that day, he and his wife, Rose, came face to face with the unimaginable horror that all parents fear.
The death of a child.
Dale Leo Clemmons Jr., affectionately known as D.J. to his friends and family, was a happy-go-lucky young man of 22 years, on the cusp of adulthood and the realization of dreams. He worked in his father’s landscaping business (Carolina Tree) in Supply. He had lots of friends. He loved kids and best of all—he would have his own child in just a few weeks.