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Robert Glen Clift


Robert Glen Clift died January 9, 2022, in Lawton, Oklahoma, at the age of 96 years 6 months 17 days. A visitation is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at the funeral home. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, January 13, 2022, at the First Baptist Church in Lexington. Interment will follow at Lexington Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made, and service live streamed at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Glen was born June 23, 1925, in Cement, Oklahoma, to W.C and Myrtle (Karnes) Clift. He was raised and attended school in Cement.

Glen was inducted into the United States Army on May 9, 1945. On October 1, 1945, he married the love of his life, Gearldene Cotton in Cement, Oklahoma. The couple dated before Glen was inducted into the Army and were married on his first leave. They were married for 68 years before Gearldene passed in 2014.

Glen worked in the oil field for many years, and the family moved around before settling in the Purcell area in 1961. Glen then went to work as a civilian contractor with Tinker Air Force Base as a plumber. He and Gearldene were avid square-dancers, and members of the Good Sam Club. They traveled in their motor home to almost every state, while enjoying spending time with other square-dancers.

The couple were longtime members of the Lexington First Baptist Church. For them both, Church and Family always came first. They raised their children and kept up with their sports activities, always trying to make every game. Glen also enjoyed raising hogs, camping, and fishing.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents, W.C. and Myrtle Clift; his wife, Gearldene Clift; his granddaughter, Lindsey Sasser; three of his brothers; and six of his sisters.

Survivors include his daughter, Kaye Yadon and husband, Bill, of Orange, Texas; his son, Steve Clift and wife, Tammy, of Wilsonville, Ore.; his son, Vic Clift and wife, Kelly, of Lexington, Okla.; his nine grandchildren, Stephanie Cole and husband, Kelly, Todd Yadon and wife, Amy, Tara Humble and husband, Richard, Chad Clift and wife, Jacy, Tra Snow and wife, Jennifer, Josh Clift and fiancé, Lisa, Brian Sasser and wife, Christi, Amy Kingry and Chrystal Clift; his 26 great-grandchildren; his four great-great-grandchildren; his siblings, D.R. Clift and wife, Becky, of Lexington, Okla., and Pauline Morris Croy of Lawton, Okla.; and numerous other relatives and friends.