Brian Timothy Clements

brian clements

August 27, 1959 ~ May 31, 2024

Born in: St. Louis, Missouri
Resided in: Nashville, Tennessee

Brian Timothy Clements – age 64, died in a tragic accident on Friday, May 31, 2024, on his Lilla May Farm, on the Cumberland River near Ashland City.

He is survived by his wife, Miranda Clements, and their children, Rebecca and Jack. His is also survived by his mother, Janice (Stodghill) Clements of Evansville, Indiana; his brother and wife, Terry and Christine Clements, also of Evansville, Indiana, and their three sons and his sister, Tina Al-Fayyomi of Columbus, Ohio, and her three children. He is predeceased by his father, Harold Clements and his uncle Bill (William Stodghill of Clarksville, Indiana). Other survivors include many close friends and extended family.

Brian grew up in St. Peters, Missouri where he spent his childhood playing outside with his siblings and neighborhood friends. The family backyard and woods were always a fun adventure. He learned his life skills from his parents: hard work ethic, do it yourself skills, and compassion. He achieved Eagle Scout, Order of the Arrow and hiked the trails of Philmont as a Boy Scout. He played lead trumpet in the Francis Howell High School Band, spending numerous hours outside in the driveway prior to band practice. At the age of 16, Brian moved with his family to Rough River, Kentucky where he helped in the development and operation of the new family business, Clements Marine. Brian’s first contribution to the business was the painting of the entrance floor with various logos. He attended Breckinridge County
High School and after an adventurous solo motorcycle trip to California and back, he decided to pursue his dream of becoming an architect. He enrolled in University of Kentucky and through hard work and dedication, graduated in 1985 and became a licensed architect.

Brian and Miranda met in Chattanooga and married in 1993. Their daughter, Rebecca Ann was born in 1996 and filled their lives with joy. More joy came with the birth of Jack Francis in 2001 and the four of them lived in Chattanooga, Bowling Green, and Nashville, with family trips to the beach, China, Spain and two driving trips in their mini van all through Mexico. Brian and the family cat, Ash, were very connected and spent many pleasant hours napping on the sofa together. Brian will be missed by his many relatives whom he spent many weekends and holidays with at the kids’ grandparents’ homes at Rough River and Wartrace.

Brian established his architecture firm in Chattanooga in the early 1990s. He had 30 years of practice as an award-winning architect designing residential, commercial, and public projects in Tennessee and Kentucky. He was currently serving as Principal Architect and Owner of Clements-Wimsatt Architects in Nashville with his long-time business partner, Jacob Wimsatt.

Brian was a long-time member of Unity of Nashville’s Men’s Group. Brian opened his heart and soul in support of the men in the group. Brian was an adventurous connector among his friends around fun, travel, cars, and spiritual growth. Brian helped form a small Buddhist Sangha from among his friends going to Magnolia Grove Monastery. Brian was a safe and comforting influence with others. Brian brought a sense of humor, authenticity, intelligence, humility, kindness and caring to his relationships. For many he was like a kind big brother and trusted friend. Paraphrasing Thich Nhat Hanh; the “cloud” of Brian will always remain in the “tea” of our lives. Brian continues to be loved by the many people whose lives he touched.

A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6th, 2024, at Western Hills Church, 7565 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday prior to the service from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Western Hills Church.

Following the service on Thursday, there will be a gathering at River Plantation, Section 8 Clubhouse, 7508 Old Harding Pike, Nashville, TN  37221 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Additional parking will be behind the clubhouse pool off General George Patton Road.  Everyone is welcome.

A natural burial service will be held 1:00 PM on Friday, June 7th, at Larkspur Conservation, 155 Bear Carr Road, Westmoreland, TN 37186.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Clement’s Honor to: Magnolia Grove Monastery htts://

Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104, Nashville, TN 37209. (615) 857 -9955. We are proud to be family owned and operated.


Visitation: June 6, 2024 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Western Hills Church
7565 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Memorial Service: June 6, 2024 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Western Hills Church
7565 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Natural Burial: June 7, 2024 1:00 pm

Larkspur Conservation @ Taylor Hollow
155 Bear Carr Road
Westmoreland, TN 37186

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  1. You will be missed, Brian. Love your cousin, Lisa. Prayer for the family! I am so very sorry for your loss.

    • Prayers for all of your family. Some of my best childhood cousin memories were spent with your family. May God bless all of you.

  2. Dear Brian,
    We are sending you loving and compassionate energy for a peaceful transition and offer up our love and gratitude for your presence in our lives. We are so saddened to hear of your loss. You will always remain in our hearts as such a kind, softly-spoken and gentle soul, quietly dedicated to helping yourself and others touch more peace and beauty in life.
    Dear Miranda, Rebecca, Jack, Janice and family,
    Our hearts go out to you. We hold you in our thoughts and send you peaceful, healing, loving and compassionate energy to support you in this time of grief. We are here for you.
    With a lotus of compassion,
    Sr. Trì Nghiêm and all the brothers and sisters of Magnolia Grove Monastery, Batesville, MS.

  3. Gone too soon Brian. My heart breaks for your family. I cherish the memories growing up visiting in Saint Peters Missouri, boating on the Mississippi and visiting in Rough River and the family reunions. The visits to my Mom meant so much to her. RIP cousin.

  4. brian was a great partner,friend and a special spirit for the community good ; miranda,rebecca and jack we will always remember the times you came to be with us here in chattanooga ;please come again
    much love stroud

  5. Dear Brian, we were immensely sad to hear of your loss. You were a brilliant designer and architect, and a wonderful person. Our thoughts and condolences to your family.
    Shilpa Kanthamneni & Pierre Gatta

  6. Brian – You will be missed. I cant believe we will not be able to reconnect again.

    I’ll never forget the happy times in Chattanooga. All the conversations about dreams and building. I’ll especially remember the day you got a call for Jack and how excited you and Miranda were. I miss you my Friend.

  7. I always remember visiting you and the family in St. Peter’s when we were kids.
    Then later as an adult. You were always a fun, kind and thoughtful guy. Mom treasured having you as a godchild. You are gone but not forgotten. Sending heart felt love and prayers to your Mother and all of your family. 🌸❤️🌸

  8. Brian was not only a business partner he was a good friend, a mentor, and a second father figure. Brian was the dad in the office. The person we could all rely on for advice. He always remained calm in any situation. He knew that the best course of action was to slow down, think through the issue, and take action. This sense of calmness, this sense of presence always has and always will serve as a great reminder of how to get through tough times not only at work but in times like these.

    I love you.
    I’m going to miss ya man!

  9. My deepest condolences to Miranda and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Brian and Miranda’s commitment and creativity was admirable and I always thought a lot of you both.

  10. My prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends. I may have met Brian one or two times. I served with Maranda on the BG historical board and I just wanted to sent my condolences and to let you know how sorry I am for your loss.

  11. Miranda and Family,
    I send you my sincere condolences for loss of your beloved Brian. I never had the pleasure of meeting Brian but he sounds like a brilliant and kind man. I will remember you in my prayers and continue to send you all the comfort of love, peace and light. May your memories of Brian be a blessing.

  12. Maranda: I am so sorry to learn of Brian’s passing. May you find a peace in the midst of this tragedy. Above all things, know you are loved. Tim Leigh

  13. Dear Miranda, So many of us in Australia are thinking of you and your family – and your beautiful husband.
    From Morrie Schwartz: ‘Death ends a life, not a relationship. All the love you created is still there. All the memories are still there. Your loved one lives on in the hearts of everyone they have touched and nurtured while they were here’. Hold tight. Sending our love and light. Elizabeth Madden

  14. Darling Miranda, what a lovely catch up we had with you and Brian last year in Melbourne. I can hardly believe this news. You are all very much in our thoughts at the moment. Love Julia and family

  15. What a beautiful life he had….so talented and accomplished ! He gave and gave.
    I feel for his family and friends. Pat Pelot Sanders, Murfreesboro, TN.

  16. I will miss Brian’s happy, kind, and solid energy. I remember being a kid and him really listening to me when it seemed like all the adults were busy, it meant the world. Sending lots of love to Miranda, Rebecca, and Jack.

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