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Clifford Lee Schaefer

1937 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Clifford Lee Schaefer Obituary
Clifford Lee Schaefer, age 76, passed from this life into new life with his Savior on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday in Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Laurel Land Funeral Home of Fort Worth. Clifford was born Feb. 17, 1937, to Albert George Schaefer and Mary Elsa Formby. He was born in Abilene, grew up in Brownwood, and lived most of his life in Fort Worth where he met his sweetheart, Lucille, at the age of 14. On Oct. 26 they would have celebrated 58 years of marriage. Cliff enjoyed a life of hard work, adventure, travel and fun. He loved his family, friends and his students, whom he called "his kids." His zeal for life led him to become a skilled marksman, avid hunter, small airplane pilot, motorcycle, auto racer and teacher. He owned Thunder Electric Service Company, and mentored many young people during this time and later in his career as an electrical trades teacher. His love of teaching combined with his compassion to help others became one of his greatest professional and personal accomplishments. Cliff attended North Side and R.L. Paschal high schools. He was a master electrician and high school teacher. He earned his bachelor's at East Texas and his master's of education at Tarleton. He taught at Grapevine High School and Green B Trimble Tech. He was a charter member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Worth, a member of South Hills Masonic Lodge #1389 and Polytechnic Masonic Lodge #925. Cliff was preceded in death by his sister, Alberta Lois Schaefer King. Survivors: He leaves behind his brother, Albert George Schaefer; his sisters, Juanita Bass and Peggy King; his wife, Lucille Schaefer; sons, Clifford Schaefer Jr., David Schaefer, Adam Ballard; daughter, Lou Ann Carter; grandchildren, Matthew Schaefer, Leslie Homer, Aaron Homer, Abigail Wilson and Joseph Schaefer; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was a Christian man who enjoyed helping those who were in need, and sharing and studying the word of God. He will be greatly missed.
Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 15, 2013
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