William McKinley Clifton, Jr.
April 20, 1925 - January 11, 2014
Macon, GA- William McKinley Clifton, Jr., 88, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Norm Yukers officiating. The family may be contacted at the residence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Lake Fund, 6611 Zebulon Road, Macon, GA 31220 or Pine Forest Baptist Church, 1848 Tucker Road, Macon, GA 31210.
Mr. Clifton was born in Macon, Georgia to the late William McKinley Clifton, Sr. and Winnie Davis Clifton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sybil Park Clifton. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He built, owned, and operated Clifton's Hardware. Mr. Clifton was a member of Pine Forest Baptist Church and was a former member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. He was an avid deer hunter, woodworker, and gardener, and enjoyed bowling on a senior league.
He is survived by his children; William McKinley (Kathryn) Clifton III of Hiram, GA, Jill Clifton (Kim) Lander of Macon, Damon Bradley Clifton, grandchildren; Valerie Clifton (Nate) Wilke of Houston, TX, Rachel Marissa (Daniel) Braly of Houston, TX, Tara Lander (Brock) Merriman of Cocoa, FL, Olivia Parke Lander of Macon, five great grandchildren; Kaden, Brendan, and Chandler Braly, Daisy and Taylor Ussery.
The deer in Middle Georgia can now rest easy.
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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Telegraph on Jan. 15, 2014