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Donald Warren Clift, 84, went to be with his Savior Jesus on July 2, 2017 at his home in Westlake, La. Mr. Clift was born in Veedersburg, Indiana and graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1950. From 1952 to 1956 he served our country in the United States Air Force. For most of his life he was a devoted member of Sterling Christian Church in Veedersburg. After moving to the Lake Charles, LA area nineteen years ago, he joined Bellview Baptist Church where he was also a devoted member. Mr. Clift was a strong Godly man that truly loved the Lord. He was a very generous man and God had given him a servant's heart. He lived an active life and was a member of the NRA, VFW, American Legion, Lion's Club, and Promise Keepers. Don was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed cheering them on to their World Series Championship last year. Most of all, he enjoyed being with his children & grandchildren and was very proud of them all. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his two sons, Randy Clift and wife Jana of Woodstock, GA, and Dan Clift and wife Erin of Alvin, TX; daughter, Janice Tague and husband Forest of Attica, IN; brother, Jack Clift and wife Sarah Ann of Moss Bluff, LA; two sisters, Reba Page and husband Jim of Veedersburg, IN, and Patricia Ann Watson and husband Marion of Crawfordsville, IN; fifteen grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Alta Clift; first wife, Hazel Ingalsbe Clift; second wife, Kathryn Stone Clift; daughter, Sandy Hardy; and two sisters, Doris Olmstead, and Betty Mitton. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1PM at Sterling Christian Church in Veedersburg, IN. Pastors Dave Sims & Richard Throckmorton will officiate. Cremation has been entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Charles, LA and there will be a military burial at sea in the near future. Visitation to celebrate his life will begin at the church Saturday morning from 10AM until the start of the service at 1PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to give a donation in his memory to Sterling Christian Church for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry - Samaritan's Purse or at www.samaritanspurse.org.
Published on July 28, 2017
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