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Funeral service for Oliver Truman Clift, age 87, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Southern Oaks Church of Christ. Ron Blankinship will officiate.
Truman was born the son of James Clyde Clift and Minnie Gertrude Kinder Clift on September 10, 1928 in Cement, OK. He died on May 1, 2016 in Chickasha, OK.
Truman graduated from Cement High School and entered the U.S. Army at age 18, serving during the Korean War. After his tour of duty he settled in Oklahoma City and went to business school. It was there that he met his wife to be, Ellen Ruth Taylor. They married on May 29, 1953 and continued living in Oklahoma City until moving to Chickasha in 1962. He worked for Montgomery Wards before moving to Maremont where he worked until his retirement. He was a member of Southern Oaks Church of Christ.
Truman was preceded in death by his parents James and Minnie Clift, his wife Ruth Clift, two sisters, four brothers, grandchild Emily Marie Juarez and great-grandchild Kooper Lee Day.
Truman is survived by his daughter and husband Vicki and Phil Bauman of Chickasha; daughter and husband Phyllis and Kevin Hamilton of Chickasha; daughter Christi Wood of Chickasha; daughter and husband Gina and Eddy Juarez of Chickasha; son and wife Kent and Lori Clift of Chickasha; grandchildren Amy and Dustin Wynn; Stacey Graham; Abby Bauman; Nathan and Nicole Bauman; Garret and Kendall Wood; Bonnie Wood; Lauren Day; Lanie Gallimore; Kailey and Trevor King; Kieley Clift; Sierra Hamilton; great-grandchildren Allison and Cade Brown; Dylan Wynn; Lexi and Jake Pearson; Leah Bauman; Kade Bauman; Alyssa, Keaton and Kynlee Day; Karsyn Gallimore; Ella Ruth Gallimore; and sisters Julie Jones of Vider, TX and Dollie Wagner of Edmond, OK.
Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery. Services are under the direction of McRay Funeral Home.
Published on May 2, 2016
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