2013-08-22 / Obituaries

SFC Willis Houston Clifton Jr.

SFC Willis Houston Clifton Jr., 75, loving husband of 52 years to Mary Frances Clifton, entered into rest Monday, August 5, 2013.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 8 in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Home with Dr. Michael Davenport officiating. Interment followed in Bellevue Memorial Gardens with full military honors.

SFC Clifton was born May 27, 1938 in Chambers, County, Alabama and was the son of the late W.H. Clifton, Sr. and Ola Sue Clifton of Pheni City, Alabama. He resided in the Amity Community for the past several years. He loved Jesus, his family, and his country. He retired after more than 20 years of service in the United States Army and he loved his military life. He was most proud to serve as Senior Enlisted Aide for Major General John Tillson, III, Colonel Joe Sanders, Major General Harley L. Moore, Jr. and Major General Richard Meyers, all while stationed at Fort Gordon. He also served as aide to Major General Robert McAllister at Fort Monroe, Virginia.

He as a member of the former Bakerwoods Baptist Church and Riverside Baptist Church. He was a lifetime member of DAV, 205 American Legion and The Retired Enlisted Associations. He was past assistant South Regional Director of the Uniformed Services Disabled Retirees.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Luther Owen Clifton and sister, Betty Elizabeth Tamor. In addition to his loving wife, he leaves behind his sons, David Scott Clifton and wife, Latrice of Harlem, Ga., Robert Todd Clifton and wife, Lynn of Lincolnton; four loving grandchildren, Rose, Paul, Grace, Lauren; and brother-in-law, Steve Jackson; and a host of family and friends.

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