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William Ronnie Clifton
  • September 8, 1948 - December 17, 2017
  • Mentor, Ohio

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William Ronnie Clifton, 69 of Mentor, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland. He was born September 8, 1948 in Jonesville, VA., to the late James Clifton and Sarah Murphy (Harber).

Ron served as a Sergeant and RTO in the Vietnam War for the United States Army from 1968-1969. After, he worked at Cleveland Crane then Bud Industries in Willoughby. He was a Mentor High School graduate, class of 1966. He used to enjoy bowling, fishing, and playing baseball. His biggest joy in life was being a grandpa.

Survivors include his children, "Bill" Clifton Jr. of Wickliffe and Beth (Chris) Pribilski of Mentor; grandchildren, Anna and Alex; sister, Tammy (Tom) Kingsley of Greer, South Carolina and nieces Emily Urban and Sarah Kingsley.

Preceding Ron in death was his former wife, Debbie Clifton, whom he was married to for 17 years and brother, Buddy Clifton.

A funeral service will be held 7 p.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 p.m., until the time of the service. Since Ron was an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan he requests that you please attend services dressed in your favorite Cleveland Team's attire.

A graveside service will take place 10 a.m., Thursday, December 28, 2017 in Mentor Cemetery, 6881 Hopkins Rd. Mentor, please meet at the cemetery. (Section 35).

Send flowers and offer condolences at If you care to donate his favorite charity is the Wounded Warrior Project.