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Service for Clifford Lee "Butch" Clyma will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Church of Christ in Catoosa, Okla. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Monday, March 12 from 1-8 p.m. with family receiving visitors from 6-8 p.m.
Clifford Lee "Butch" Clyma, 78, a resident of Verdigris, Okla., left his earthly home for heaven surrounded by his family on March 6, 2018.
He was born January 30, 1940 in Keota, Okla. He was the oldest son to Frank and Juanita Clyma. Clifford attended school at the Rockford grade school, a small one room school.
He then attended Keota public school in the third grade, until he graduated high school in 1958: where he played both football and baseball.
Clifford met Faye Jane Clark at the Rockford Free Will Baptist Church and on August 30th 1960 they were married, and were later blessed with two children to complete their family. After living in Tulsa and Big Cabin They later made their home in Verdigris, Okla.
Clifford attended classes at the University of Tulsa, and began working at Flint Steel Company as a Steel fabricator where he worked until starting his own company in 1983 Tower Components, Inc. building communication towers.
In his spare time he loved raising cattle, fishing, working in his vegetable garden and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Wilma Carry-Clyma of Keota, Okla.; his son Kevin Clyma and his wife Donna of Verdigris; his daughter Laura Terneus and husband Tommy of Verdigris; grandchildren: Kevin Terneus, Christopher Terneus, Kristina, Terneus, Kaleb Clyma and Jordan Clyma of Verdigris. Two brothers: Larry Clyma and his wife Gloria of , Tamaha Okla., Randy Clyma and his wife Jamie of Claremore, Okla. three sisters: June Bailes of Stigler Okla. , JoAnne Smith and her husband Larry of Buna Texas, Judy Parker and her husband Mike of Spiro Okla.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Faye Jane Clyma and grandson Lucas Clyma.
Published on March 9, 2018
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