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Clifton Clyde “Bubba” Cheshire, 58, of Lamar, MO passed away as a result of a heart attack at his mother’s home on Friday December 23rd, 2011 at 6:30pm.


 Clifton was born September 22, 1953 in Houston, TX to Sallie (Adams) Cheshire and Clifton Clyde Cheshire Sr. He grew up in Texas until 1969 when the family relocated to Milford, MO. He attended Lamar High School and was active in FFA, winning a trophy at a state FFA competition. He worked on the family farm with his father and later for Carl Arft. He later worked for Bill Gardner learning carpentry. He worked for a time for Gerald Shaver having learned to weld from his father.  Clifton welded on and helped to build Grace Christian Assembly pastored by John Dille. In 1974 he married Susan Hensley. They had four children together. In 1977 they moved to Canada and later settled in Minnesota.  Clifton later married again and had 3 more children.  He moved back to Lamar in 2000.


 Clifton lived life with vigor.  He was a charismatic man and was hard to forget.  He was a man of many talents who excelled at all he applied himself to. He was a hard worker and more than once left us at a loss for words at what he could accomplish in the face of pain and exhaustion. He could be counted on in an emergency. He enjoyed reading and was a store house of information finding memorization almost second nature. He was always studying and had made progress in learning the Hebrew language. He loved to sing and to play the accordion and passed his love of music on to his children and grandchildren.  He knew how to make a mess in the kitchen and how to clean it up. Often after dinner at his mother’s he could be heard around the kitchen as he sang and loudly washed the dishes. Everything Clifton did he did 100%. He kept any gathering he attended lively. If he was there you knew it.  He had a soft spot for stray cats and dogs and an understanding for others who were down and out.  He loved a good movie and a good football game.  It was just as entertaining to watch him as it was to watch the show. He loved to laugh and to tell stories.  Clifton loved and was proud of all his children and did all he could to help his mother when he would visit her.


 Clifton was a picture of God’s grace since his relationship with Christ started in his young adult life.  Over the years he would stray from the path-but he would always come back to the Truth.  Romans 10:13 for “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”.


 Clifton is survived by his loving mother, Sallie Cheshire of Lamar. Sisters: Ann Cheshire of Columbia, MO; Carolyn and husband Mark Stewart of Lamar; Jewell and husband Jeff Daniel of Zeeland, Michigan;  Tracy Cheshire of Durango Colorado. Children: Brennon Cheshire, Cami and husband Darek Colaw, and Benjamin Cheshire all of Lamar; Nathaniel and wife Amber Cheshire of Bonners Ferry, Idaho ; Anton Cheshire, Rose Cheshire and Clyde Cheshire of Pine River, Minnesota. Grandchildren: Christopher and Elijah Cheshire of Lamar; Travis, Dayton and Kaleb Cheshire of Pine River, Minnesota; John Cheshire of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; Nephews: Chaison Cheshire, Sean and Michael Stewart; Nieces: Holli and Kelli Daniel


 Clifton was preceded in death by his father who died in 1975.


 Services will be held on Thursday December 29, 2011 at the Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar with visitation to begin at 5 pm and a memorial service at 6 pm. 


#13 San Anselmo, CANikolai Nikolayevich Guliaeff 2015-03-09 10:37
I returned to this page because I cannot forget Clifton, a true friend who has been with me through thick and thin. When he was unemployed, I took him in and not once did he show signs of laziness. Every morning when he woke up, he would look through the Want-Ads for employment and after a cup of coffee, he would go out to look for a job. He was considerate, kind, and fair and I want him to be remembered.
#12 Sacramento, CaDavid and Gna McNeely 2012-09-18 09:41
Cliff was my neighbor in Santa Cruz.One of the best souls I have been fortunate enough to meet.Please accept sincere condolences from our family.
#11 Lamar, MOCami Colaw 2012-02-29 01:10
I just want to say thank you to all who have showed such caring and support for our family since Dad's passing. Your prayers and kind words are much appreciated & have made a difference to us as we walk through this. I thank God for the time we had with Dad. We will miss him very much, but we know we will see him again in heaven. God is good & He will see us through. We hold on to His Hope. Thank you all again- so much. Blessings on you & yours. Cami
#10 Lamar Mo.Tim Stephenson 2012-01-07 14:51
To the Cheshire Family I am so sorry for your Loss. I will keep you all in Prayer.
#9 Knob Noster, MoMarci Spence Butler 2012-01-04 08:11
Sallie and family,
I am truly sorry to hear of your loss,you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
#8 San Anselmo, CANikolai 2012-01-01 03:39
Clifton was my true friend when he lived in California. He was a rare individual and I will miss his comeraderie, company, friendship, and good humor. I am deeply sad, but happy that my life was blessed by meeting Clifton. My condolances to the family and friends of Clifton Clyde Cheshire. Thank you for your kind words in his memory.
#7 San Anselmo, CANikolai N. Guliaeff, Jr. 2012-01-01 03:30
Clifton was a rare friend, a true friend to me during his stay in California. I cannot thank him enough for his company, help, and good humor. I will always love and remember him. Thank you, Clifton.
#5 St. Paul, MNRuth Wellik 2011-12-27 17:30
Sallie and family: I am sorry to hear of the passing of Clifton (my second cousin). My thoughts are with you during this time.
#4 Lamar, MoGerald and Arline Shaver 2011-12-27 09:59
Sally,Our Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in your time of grief.Cliff was such a wonderful young man to work with when he was at our Shop. He will be so missed to all who loved him.

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