Daniel Wade Clifton, 62, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in the SECU Hospice Center, Bolivia.
Born in Columbus County, on July 5, 1950, he was a son of the late Joel Curtis and Susan Lycia Leonard Clifton Sr.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two brothers Robert Clifton and Joel Curtis Clifton Jr.
Wade grew up in Whiteville, working at the family store, Clifton's Fish Market. He attended school in Whiteville and graduated from Whiteville High School where he won the State Science Award by developing an X-ray machine.
He attended East Carolina University where he majored in physics. For years he traveled extensively working with the start up of nuclear plants.
Wade returned to Ocean Isle Beach and along with his family developed the Crownstream Subdivision where he served as treasurer of the Crownstream Inc. and the Crownstream POA.
He currently was the manager at the Ocean Isle Beach ABC Store.
Surviving are two sisters, Nancy Clifton Davis and Sandra Clifton Ward, both of Ocean Isle Beach; a brother, William Chester Clifton and wife Grace of Ocean Isle Beach; nieces, Felycia Clifton, Amber Clifton and Jonell Williams; nephews, Stetson Boyd, Jeff Ward and Terry Clifton.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in the Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel in Shallotte.
Burial followed in Palmyra Baptist Church Cemetery in Old Dock.
The family received friends from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the SECU Hospice House 955 Mercy Lane SE, Bolivia, NC 28422.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte.