George Clifton, Jr., 77

George Clifton, Jr., 77, of Wabash, died at 7:08 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  He was born Aug. 23, 1943 in Van Lear, Ky., to George Sr. and Clestina Elizabeth (Ward) Clifton.

George married Ethel Mae Bowling in Van Lear, Ky. on June 2, 1962. He worked at General Tire in Wabash, retiring in 2002, after 37 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Free Will Baptist Church. George enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his wife, Ethel Mae Clifton of Wabash; two children, Melissa (Mike) Reed of Wabash, and Mark (Shannon) Clifton of Huntington; two grandchildren, Matthew (Carrie) Reed and Brandi Reed, both of Wabash; and his brother, Allen (Nancy) Clifton of Flat Gap, Ky. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, David Clifton; 2 brothers; 3 sisters.
Entombment will be in Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Due to the COVID pandemic, memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Emmanuel Free Will Baptist School.

The memorial guest book for George may be signed at

Posted on 2020 Nov 23