Billy Junior Clift was born July 25th, 1934 at home in Reydon, Oklahoma to Gladys Annie (Mabra) and Homer Edward “Bill” Clift. He passed away Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 at his home in Cheyenne, Oklahoma at the age of 87 years, 5 months and 18 days.
Billy grew up in Reydon, Oklahoma and moved with his parents, during the dust bowl, to California. They returned to Reydon where Billy graduated from high school in 1954. It was during his time in high school that he was married to Elma Lee (Bartz) in Wheeler, Texas in October of 1952. They made their home in Reydon and Billy held various jobs until he found employment with the Forestry Service in the early ’90s. Billy’s main job was to maintain the area lakes and waterways. He retired in April of 2021 and spent his time driving around visiting his grandson, going to the bank visiting his daughter and kept up with most sports activities that the University of Oklahoma was active in.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife and one infant brother, Charles Clift.
Billy is survived by 4 children, Sherry Boyett and Billy, Shawnee, OK, Penny Clift, Cindy Clift, and Chris Clift, all of Cheyenne, OK; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; 1 brother, Dale Clift, Cheyenne, OK and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be held Friday, January 21st, 2021 at 2:00 PM at White Rose Cemetery officiated by Chuck Milner.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service-West. Condolences can be made online at www.classicfunerals. com