A funeral service for Adam L. Clifton, Sr., 91, of Thornville was held March 6, 2020, at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, with Pastor Wally McLaughlin officiating. Entombment followed at Newark Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Licking County Veteran’s Alliance.
Mr. Clifton passed away on February 28, 2020, at the Selma Markowitz Center. He was born on November 25, 1928, in Camden-On-Gauley, WV.Adam was a U.S. Army Veteran during the Korean Conflict and received two Purple Hearts. He retired from Rockwell after more than 35 years. He also worked at BMY and Honda. He was a member of the Thornville AMVETS Post #51 and Hebron Masonic Lodge #116 F&AM. He enjoyed small engine repairs and tinkering and fixing things.
He is survived by his son, Adam Clifton, Jr.; daughter, Janet Bartholow; grandchildren, Michelle (Dan) Swallow, Adam E. (Amy) Clifton, Melissa Dawn (Paul) Romano, Cathy (Andy) Wilson and Cheri (Harry) Williams; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and niece, Diane (Mike) Scheider.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Billie G. (Giles) Clifton; father, Owen Clifton; mother, Ellen (Red) Bird; brother, Owen Clifton; sister, Mary Wilson; and daughter-in-law, Joyce Ann Clifton.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH, 43058-0430 or American Lung Association, 7720 Rivers Edge Dr Ste 126, Columbus, OH, 43235.
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