McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


April 5, 2014

David Lynn Clifton

McALESTER — David Lynn Clifton, 63, of  Krebs, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at  McAlester Regional Health Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Artie Joe Hearod. Burial will follow at  Hugh Low Cemetery in Scipio.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home.

He was born on May 23, 1950, in McAlester to David Fred and Dessie Lou “Dee” (Ballard) Clifton. He grew up in Scipio and McAlester, graduating from McAlester High School. He married Mary Susan Haggard on June 12, 1971, in McAlester and they soon moved to Krebs, where they were currently living. He was assistant manager and then manager of Arrowhead State Park for many years until retiring. Since his retirement from the state he had been working at Walmart. He was an avid coon hunter and was a member of the Pittsburg County Coonhunters Association. He enjoyed fishing but mostly just enjoyed spending time with his family. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Clifton; daughter, Caitlin Susan Clifton; son, Jonathan David Clifton, all of the home; father, Fred Clifton, of Scipio; sister, Debra Blansett, and husband, Gary, of McAlester; brothers, Rusty Clifton, of Haileyville; Randy Clifton, and his wife, Geri, of Scipio; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dee Clifton; grandparents, Wilson and Lecta Clifton and Clarence and Beatrice Ballard.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Wingo, Jim Crissman, Larry Clifton, Son Walters, Terry Allen and Rocky Purdom.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Pittsburg County Coonhunters Associa

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