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Thomas Paul Clifford

06/13/1950 - 02/11/2020

Obituary for Thomas Paul Clifford

Thomas Paul (Duck) Clifford, 69, of Cole Camp, MO, passed away February 11, 2020 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO. He was born on June 13, 1950 in Sedalia, MO, the son of Donald Max and Mildred Virginia (Richardson) Clifford, who preceded him in death.

On July 3, 1976 at St. John's Catholic Church, Bahner, MO he was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Clifford, who survives of the home.

Tom was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Bahner, MO, where he was Baptized and Confirmed. He worked as a Journeyman Carpenter for many years. Tom worked for Home Builders Corp. in Sedalia. He worked with audio electronics. Tom worked at Maxion Wheels where he was employed for 36 years. The last position he held was Gaging Specialist before retiring.

Tom had a passion for Crappie fishing and enjoyed hunting. He enjoyed riding around in his side by side four wheeler, playing pool, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Barb, survivors include a brother, Tim Clifford (Mary) of Kingsville, MO; a sister, Debbie Bentzin (Bob) of Otterville, MO; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family, and close friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Kevin Clifford.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020 at the First Methodist Church Celebration Center with Deacons, Tony Hartfield and Turf Martin officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the Celebration Center.

Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, MO.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Beanland, Derick Beanland, Bryan Beanland, Wes Hall, Patrick Clifford, Matt Dieckman, Aaron Dieckman.

Honorary bearers will be Lisa Monteer, Ashley Ahnert, Sarah Clifford, LyDeana Roe, Eric Beanland, Adam Beanland, Matt Beanland, Daniel Beanland, Tom Beanland, Mike Beanland, Amy Montgomery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

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02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
First United Methodist Celebration Center
1701 W 32nd St
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Funeral Service

10:00 AM
First United Methodist Celebration Center
1701 W 32nd St
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Crown Hil Cemetery
701 N. Engineer
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Sorry to hear of Toms passing. I always enjoyed going fishing at a young age with the Clifford family members on their farm on Lake Creek. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family during this difficult time.
- David Bahner
I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was a great guy who always had a joke ready. He was always willing to help and just a great co-worker. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
- Jeanne Crobarker
Barb, I am so sorry to hear this.. as I seen him not too long ago and thought he was doing good..He and I on the same line together.So many years at Hayes. You become family.. I will miss seeing him around and knowing he was doing ok.. He had such a zest for life...He could catch fish for sure.. I would ask him how he did it and that I was so bad at it and he said. "Its the presentation".. He had the presentation.. My heart goes out to you.. Bev Reedy
- Bev Reedy
Barb, so very sorry for your loss! Tom will be missed by many as he was a friend to all! Sending thoughts and prayers to you and family!
- Chris Shull
Barb, Iam so very sorry for your loss, my heart aches for you. I know how you feel, and if I can ever help in anyway, please just let me know ! Tom, my cuz, I have always loved you, and your smile, and your laugh will always be missed, rest easy in the arms of our Lord. Love, Shirley
- Shirley Bowles
Thoughts & prayers to all at this difficult time.Tom was a wonderful friend such a good personalty.Will be deeply missed by my husband Dave & the rest of his fishing buddies.
- Ann Markarian
Barbara, so sorry to hear about Tom. He was such a great guy. Lots of fun. Always smiling. Prayers for you and family. May God comfort you all during this time. Linda
- Linda Pospisil
So sorry for your loss. He worked in Qc.Great guy
- Donna Weathers
Tim and Debbie, So sorry for the lose of your brother! In our prayers and thoughts.. Virginia
- Charles McQueen
I remember way back when he worked on the welders at Hayes. He was always an upbeat guy. Prayers for the family.
- Jeff Blankenship

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