The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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December 18, 2013

Robert L. Clifford Jr. DVM

July 18, 1921 – Dec. 17, 2013


Bob is survived by his son, Robert L. Clifford III (Rob) and his wife, Vicki, of Santa, Fe, New Mexico; daughter, Rev. Carol Clifford Turner and husband, David Turner of Palestine, Texas; grandchildren, Clifford Turner and wife, Ricka, of St. Louis, Mo., Leslie Turner of Austin, Robert Greyson Clifford of Breckenridge, CO, and Stephen Daniel Clifford and wife, Jennifer of Nelson, B.C.; and great-grandchildren, Aman Clifford and Ruth Clifford.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1174 CR 328, DeBerry, Texas (U.S. 79 and CR 328, between DeBerry and Panola, Texas) with Bishop Ann B. Sherer-Simpson, Rev. Bill Denham, and Rev. Terry Cashion officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will take place at the Panola-Mt. Zion Cemetery adjoining the church grounds. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers are his little league “boys” Leonard Yarbrough, Taylor Bush, John Wayne Thompson, Greg Powell, John Pigg, Jim Truitt, Bob Pigg, and Wade Fox.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Heart’s Way Hospice, 437 W. Panola St., Carthage, Texas 75633 or Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 274, Panola, Texas 75685.

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