Kenneth Wayne Clifton, 67, also known as "Sarge" and "Tiny" passed away on February 2, 2014. He was born in Nacogdoches, TX on May 3rd of 1946 to Lake and Sleta Clifton. He is survived by his brother, Travis of Houston, TX; his wife, Gay of Deer Park, TX; daughters, Kelsey of Denton, TX, and Kaitlyn of Houston, TX.
Ken played football in high school, even taking his team to the State competition during his senior year. He joined the Air Force in 1966 and completed three tours of Vietnam, where he worked as a dog-handler and MP. Ken met his future wife at the Pasadena Rodeo, and they celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary this past November. A skilled head journeyman electrician for HL&P, Ken participated in the construction of the majority of Houston's substations. Following health issues in 2001, Ken retired and began completing missions with the Patriot Guard Riders, eventually becoming a ride captain in 2008. He was an accomplished hunter and bowman with a great love of Native American art and classic rock. He passed on a deep passion for horses and motorcycles to his eldest daughter and his talent with dogs and bows to his youngest. Ken couldn't leave the house without meeting someone that he knew, and he will be greatly, impossibly missed, but never forgotten.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 8th at 2:00 pm at the Rosewood Funeral Home at 3939 Pasadena Blvd in Pasadena, TX.
In lieu of flowers, his family asks that donations be made to the Patriot Guard Riders: www.patriotguard.org.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewood.cc under current services.