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Leo

Michael

Clifford Jr.

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March 4, 2020

Leo Michael Clifford Jr. joined the angel choir March 5, 2020 with family by his side at his residence in Callaghan VA. Born June 28, 1930 in White Sulphur Springs WV, he was the son of the late Leo M. and Effie Lilly Clifford. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Pansy "Boots" Smith Clifford, brother Thomas Clifford, four sisters, Lilly Lewis (Gordon), Rose Ross (Honus), Agnes Stull (Lon) and Teresa Livesay (Marvin). Leo served honorably in the U. S. Airforce during the Korean War. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Leo was a chef at The Greenbrier Hotel where he retired with 35 years of service. After retirement he continued to enjoy gardening and volunteered his pruning talent in the neighborhood and at his church. Leo always loved sports and while in school he participated in various sports earning the nick name "Gallop". His greatest delight was spending time with his grandson, Jarret. Surviving to cherish his memory is a daughter, Michele C. Wight and husband Rev. J. Lynn Wright of Covington, a grandson son David Jarret Wright and wife Ashely McCaleb Wright and great granddaughters Regan and Kendra of Christiansburg VA, and close friend Regenia G. Brown. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and his church family at Fletcher Chapel United Methodist Church. Leo and his family are grateful to caregivers Janie O'Conner, Kiana Wright, Lorri Hall, Marsha Griffith, Jean Klimara, Sherry Cale, Cyndi Bradley who became family. A celebration of life service will be Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm in the Chapel at Arritt Funeral Home with Rev. Nancy Palmer officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and at other times at the residence in Callaghan. Interment will follow at Fletcher Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Wright, Steve Bernard, Michael Ross, Jimmy Lewis, G.W. Lewis, Leo Lewis, Allan Levisay, Mitch Sellers, Rick Jessee, Steve Southall, and Danny Eggleston. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to Fletcher Chapel United Methodist Church; 4310 Callaghan Circle Covington, VA 24426 or Mountain Regional Hospice at P.O. Box 637 Clifton Forge, VA 24422. Service Sunday, March 8, 2020 03:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Sunday, March 8, 2020 02:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Apr 13, 2024

Praying his son, and step sons, gets to come in for this - family together is healing. 🙏 Our families thoughts and prayers sent to yours and many blessings and healing prayers sent to the family. 💐

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Phyllis Sizemore

Apr 13, 2024

Shirley was a sweet person ,she would take me to my appointment s to the Dr .she was a very strong willed person if she believed in something she was very strong minded.She loved her family very much.Rest in peace now an fly high .

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Shirley and Lisa Griffith

Apr 12, 2024

Elsie and I (Shirley) were good friends having met when we were working at The Greenbrier and single. We both married Griffiths (not related). She will be greatly missed by all those that knew her. Stanley and Donna and families, you have our deepest sympathy and condolences in your time of sorrow..

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Julie Lawson

Apr 12, 2024

Lauren, I never got a chance to meet Bob but I could tell you dearly loved each other. God takes the good ones is something I believe. 🙏

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Bob Andrews

Apr 12, 2024

Stanley and Donna-so very sorry for your loss. Your mom and family was big part of the Trinity Baptist family when I was growing up.

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Kellysimmons

Apr 11, 2024

You was good person u will be miss my daughter liberty and my nephew Daniel and my self look forward to seeing you in the morning and in the evening on your porch where we spoke all the time we catch our self looking over to see u seating reading or looking at the mountain or taking care your plants .One best and friendly neighbors you could ever have . Sorry for they family

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Danna Thomasson

Apr 11, 2024

I'm sorry for your loss he was a great neighbor I will miss seeing him on the porch read his book and caring for his plants

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Randy Blankenship

Apr 11, 2024

He was the best neighbor that I ever had my little daughter liberty would look for him everyday an they would wave at each other I thought of him as a good friend just wish we could have spent more time with him we'll all miss you your presence will be missed greatly rest easy my friend

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Tiffany Kincaid Mcdaniel

Apr 10, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

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Donna Lesher

Apr 10, 2024

My deepest condolences to Brian, Vicki and extended family. Jerry reached out to me when Mom passed (I was going through hell with my current stepdad at that time) He was a beacon of light when I needed it most and we always got along great. Jerry is definitely missed but I’m so glad he was baptized and saved. Love Donna

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Apr 10, 2024

So sorry for your loss, Bobby was a great person always kind to everyone,you are in our prayers

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Sam Worley

Apr 9, 2024

I grew up with the Bobby, Stuart, and Roy years ago in Iron Gate. They were all good guys. My condolences to all of you who grieve Bobby’s passing. God bless and comfort you all.

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