He was a well-respected tractor and farm equipment mechanic in the area. He operated a family farm and a hay operation in Monroe for many decades.
Clifton served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monroe.
Clifton is best remembered by family and friends as a quiet, unassuming man. He was a loving father and grandfather. He set an example of how to be a loving husband and family man by being compassionate and caring in all situations of life.
Clifton was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn, his parents, mother- and father-in-law George and Jessie Wilson, daughter Katy Corn and husband Ray, grandsons Danny Barto and Jerod Wilson, great-grandchildren Evan Vincent and Bretlynn Ford, sister Nona Mode and Bill Mode, brothers-in-law Will and Mena Wilson, Isaac and Ellen Wilson, Bob Wilson, Gerald Wilson and Ted Robinson and sisters-in-law Suzanne Wann and Pat Wann.
Survivors include his children Wade and Debbie Wann, Melba and J.D. Ford, Kathy and Jerry Davidson, Jessie and Eugene Tucker, Joyce and Bobby Denton and Eugene and RayAnn Wann, 24 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, sister Natha Dean Robinson, brothers Johnny Wann, Bobby and Dorothy Wann and Lonnie and Susie Wann, other relatives, loved ones and friends.
The family will be at Evans and Miller Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 2021, to visit with relatives and friends.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2021, at Sugarloaf Christian Fellowship, Monroe, with Larry Stacy officiating.
Interment will follow at Monroe Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons Justin Wann, Steven Herring, Jason Tucker, Kenneth Corn, L.C. Brown, Jacob Tucker, Brant Denton, Tyler Wann and Jeter Denton.
Honorary pallbearers will be his great-grandsons Keith Vincent, Jason Pryor, Tyler Werner, Tray Werner, Blake Werner, Conner Place, Dylan Tucker, Eric Tucker, Seth Tucker, Jerran Vincent, Lance Couch, Steven Couch, Noah Ward and Kendon Tucker.
Published in Poteau Daily News from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2021.