MITCHELL Billie Warren Clifton, 80, 523 South First Street, Mitchell, passed away 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital.
Born December 23, 1930, in Mitchell, he was the son of Elmer and Josie (Mundy) Clifton. He married Barbara R. Strange August 16, 1951, and she preceded him in death October 17, 1983. He married Sarah Jane Vaught in 2001.
He retired from Otis Elevator and was former owner of Erwin’s Greenhouse.
Billie was a former member of the Mitchell Lions Club and life time member of the First Christian Church. He was a member of Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM, and a 1950 graduate of Mitchell High School.
He was a U. S. Air Force veteran.
Sarah Jane Clifton, Mitchell
Frankie (Kim) Clifton, Martinsville
Donna (Michael) Villarreal, Mitchell
His parents; first wife; and sister, Evelyn Cameron, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 Wednesday, June 1, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Bro. Josh Brumfield officiating. Entombment will be in Cresthaven Memory Gardens with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services