Douglas Clifton Obituary – Time Record

Douglas Clifton

Douglas Alvin Clifton, 69, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, passed away peacefully at his home on January 30, 2022. He was born February 25, 1952, in Fort Smith to Roy and Patsy (Newton) Clifton. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and papa. He retired after many years of freelance work. Doug loved being outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and animals. Doug was known for his kindness, his willingness to do anything for others, and his ability to tell a good story. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and was predeceased by his parents and brother, Ron Clifton.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 4, 2022 at Christ the King Catholic Church with interment to follow in Oak Cemetery under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home, Fort Smith. The family will visit friends on Wednesday February 2 at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Clifton of the household; two sons, Bryant Clifton and his wife Amber and Matt Clifton, both of Fort Smith; one daughter, Callie Parks of Little Rock, AR; one sister, Vivian Balance and her husband Terri of Alamosa, CO; a brother Eddie Clifton and his wife Lori of Fort Smith; four grandchildren, Hadleigh, Paisley, Harper and Rowen Clifton, all of Fort Smith; his sister-in-law, Glenda Musset and her husband Tije of Fort Smith; nieces, Kim Wakasugi, Lisa Mizell, Abby Musset and Katie (Brandon) Whitaker and her great-nephew, Walker Whitaker.

Briefs can be sent to Kitties and Kannines, 4300 Phoenix Ave. Ft. Smith, AR 72903 or Christ the King Catholic School, 1918 S. Greenwood, Ft. Smith, AR 72901.

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Posted on February 01, 2022

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