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John Rule "Catfish John" Clifton
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1911
Rainbow
Somervell County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 2006
Decatur
Wise County
Texas, USA

John R. "Catfish John" Clifton, 95, of Chico, died November 15, 2006 in Decatur.

Mr. Clifton was born November 11, 1911 in Rainbow to the late Wiley and Lori Green Clifton. He was a retired roustabout and a member of the Rainbow Baptist Church.

He married Louise Riddle on June 5, 1977 in Graham. He was preceded in death by his sons, Horace Rural and John Royce Clifton; brother, W.L. Clifton; sisters, Fay, Jimmie and Doris.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Clifton of Chico; sons, Donald Clifton and his wife Barbara of Chico and C.S. Barker and wife Faye of Graham; daughter, Janet Gregg of Fort Worth and Wanda Slattery and husband Jim of Woodward, OK; grandchildren, Everett Ray, John David and Dennis Wayne Clifton, Dana Loomis, David Clifton, Bryan and Leann Younger, Brandi, JoAnn Lovern and Johnna Langley, Keith and Scott Barker, Sherri Goodger, Bran, Breck and Jeannie Roberts; numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was November 18 at the Hawkins Funereal Chapel with Rev. Craig Erb officiating. Interment was at the Chico Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bryan Younger, Jimmy Langley, Bran Roberts, David Clifton, Sergio Gonzalez, Doug Chitwood, Keith Barker, John Clifton, Chad Clifton and Eric Clifton.

Hawkins Funeral Home, 1909 9th Street, Bridgeport, Texas

Published in The Bridgeport Index and The Chico Texan, Thursday, November, 23, 2006

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John R. ‘Catfish John' Clifton
1911-2006

Service for John R. "Catfish John" Clifton, 95, of Chico was to be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Hawkins Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Craig Erb will officiate. Burial will be in Chico Cemetery.

Clifton died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, in Decatur.

Born Nov. 11, 1911, in Rainbow to Wiley and Lori Green Clifton, he was a retired roustabout. He was a member of the Rainbow Baptist Church. He married Louise Riddle on June 5, 1977, in Graham.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Horace Rural and John Royce Clifton; a brother, W.L. Clifton; and three sisters, Faye, Jimmie and Doris.

He is survived by his wife, Louis Clifton of Chico; two sons, Donald Clifton and wife Barbara of Chico and C.S. Barker and wife Faye of Graham; two daughters, Janet Gregg of Fort Worth and Wanda Slattery and husband Jim of Woodward, Okla.; grandchildren, Everett Ray, John David and Dennis Wayne Clifton, Dana Loomis, David Clifton, Bryan and Leann Younger, Brandi, Joann Lovern and Johnna Langley, Keith and Scott Barker, Sherri Goodger, Bran, Breck and Jeannie Roberts; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bryan Younger, Jimmy Langley, Bran Roberts, David Clifton, Sergio Gonzalez, Doug Chitwood, Keith Barker, John Clifton, Chad Clifton and Eric Clifton.

Published Sunday, November 19, 2006
 
 
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 Parents:
  Horace Wiley Clifton (1885 - 1972)
  Loree Green Clifton (1889 - 1919)
 
 Spouse:
  Della Louise Riddle Clifton (1946 - 2006)
 
 Siblings:
  Doris Juanita Clifton Blocker (1908 - 1992)*
  Dorothy Oleta Clifton Allen (1910 - 1995)*
  John Rule Clifton (1911 - 2006)
  Doshia Faye Clifton Minnich (1913 - 2004)*
  Almerine Gladys Clifton Groom (1916 - 1973)*
  William Love Clifton (1918 - 1945)*
  Infant Clifton (1919 - 1919)*
  Emma Nora Dell Clifton Vest (1921 - 1981)**
  Evelyn Clyde Clifton Tate (1923 - 2005)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Chico Cemetery
Chico
Wise County
Texas, USA
 
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- Sarah Johnson
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Birthday Blessings
- Thelma
 Added: Nov. 11, 2011
I only met you the one time but really enjoyed our conversation. Rest in peace
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