BOSSIER CITY – Robert M. Clifton passed away unexpectedly at home on January 26, 2014 at the age of 70. He was born in Shreveport, LA on March 22, 1943 and grew up in Bossier City, LA, where he excelled in athletics, playing baseball and basketball for Bossier High, Class of 1961. He attended Centenary College in Shreveport and Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La on basketball scholarships. He played 2nd base for Kansas City Athletics AA minor league for 3 years.
He met Shari Tillery in 1965, in Bossier, LA and married that same year. Robert spent most of his life in Wichita, KS, working for Boeing Aircraft and raising his family in Derby, KS. He retired in 1999, moving to Panorama Village, TX, where he spent the remainder of his life playing the game he loved, golf. In addition to golf he had a love for travel which made his retirement rich and full.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Alice Marie and Harrison Clifton and son, Kort Clifton. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Shari, daughters, Marti Marie Stafford and husband Matt, Carrie Clifton, son, Kyle Clifton. Ten grandchildren, Kortney Clifton, Kelsey Clifton, Jordan Chapman, Baylee Clifton, Austin Clifton, Grant Stafford, Tyler Clifton, Matalyn Stafford, Sam Wise and Cole Clifton; sister-n-law, Vicki Lunog and husband Robert, niece, Tracie Garcia and many William’s cousins. His cousin, Mckee Williams, of Keithville, LA will conduct his service.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe, Texas. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 31, 2014 at 2:00pm at Hill Crest Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Haughton, LA. Pallbearers are Jordan Chapman, Grant Stafford, Matt Stafford, Butch Graham and Robert Lunog. Honorary Pallbearers will be Austin Clifton, Tyler Clifton and Ron Bolian.
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