Terrance "Terry" Max Clifford, 73, of Hamill, South Dakota ( formerly od Hominy,Oklahoma) passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Winner Regional Healthcare Facility in Winner, South Dakota. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 7th at 10:30AM at First Baptist Church in Hominy, Oklahoma. Burial Services will be held at Dewey Cemetery in Dewey, Oklahoma around 1:00 PM.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 5-7 at Chapman-Black Funeral Home in Cleveland, Oklahoma.
Terrance Max Clifford was born on April 13, 1948, in Woodward, Oklahoma to George Wendell Clifford and Patricia (Hamlin) Clifford.
The family moved to Copan, Oklahoma when Terry was 5. He attended Copan Public school grade school thru high school. After graduating in 1966, he attended Northern Oklahoma College and graduated in May 1968.
In November of 1968, he married, Kay Smith, in Dewey, Oklahoma. They moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma where he attended OSU until he transferred to Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma where he graduated in 1971. The day after he graduated he got his draft papers and was stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky for basic training. He then went to AIT in El Paso, Texas, then was transferred to Fort Riley before being deployed to Germany. When returned home he was. honorably discharged in 1973.
He and Kay moved to Hominy, Oklahoma, where he worked for a Pork Production Operation for Savage Ranch. To their marriage were born two daughters Tara Kay and Kalyn Jean. While in Hominy Terry attended First Baptist Church in Hominy and helped w/ Hominy High School athletes program. Terry loved fishing and hunting and if you knew him you knew he had a story to tell about one of his many trips he took with dear friends.
He started working with his father in his construction business. In the 1990s he went to South Dakota to help build a barn and corrals for his sister. He continued going up to South Dakota for different projects and eventually called it home.
He worked on the farm and feed yard with Robbins family. Even though he was a great help to the farm, Terry had certain priorities during the year. The first of February was rodeo and stock show in Rapid City, SD. April was turkey season and crappie fishing in Oklahoma. July was Cheyenne Rodeo in Wyoming. September was Elk season in New Mexico. November was deer season in Kansas and Oklahoma. December was Christmas with the girls and their families. But if you know Terry he was called by many names : Terry, Ted, Pig, Cliff, or TC and he always enjoyed being around family and friends.
Terry is survived by his daughters Tara Kay and husband Joe Ratliff of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, Kalyn Jean and husband Kris Davis of Prosper, TX. Grandchildren, Josh and wife Marissa Ratliff of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Joel Ratliff of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Macie, Kaleb, and Kinsley Davis of Prosper, Texas, Great Grandchildren Emma Rae and Hallie Jolene Ratliff of Cleveland, Oklahoma. Sister Sue and husband Roger Robbins of Hamill, South Dakota and Several nieces and nephews.
Terry is proceeded in death by his father Joe Clifford, mother Pat Clifford, brother Jim Clifford, sister-n-law Mryna Clifford, nephew Austin Clifford, nephew Jamie Smith and great nephew Brooks Hurley.
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