He is survived by his wife, Moira Adams; his children, Angela, Samantha, Tiffany, Christopher and Vanessa, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Clifford is also survived by his siblings Virginia, Kenneth and Deborah. He was preceded in death by his sister Tania and grandson Dusty.
Clifford was born into humble beginnings in Bay Springs, Mississippi on St Patrick’s Day in 1948. He got his first taste of working internationally in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela and never looked back. Clifford’s career in maintenance control spanned multiple continents and left an impact in Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Cameroon, Niger and Tanzania.
He retired as a diplomat from the U.S. Department of State in 2013 and was proud of his accomplishments. Clifford loved telling stories about the people he met around the world and always said that he lived a life richer and fuller than most men.
Clifford didn’t want a service but asked to have his ashes scattered along the waters of the Mississippi River. Instead of condolences, Clifford would want you to travel abroad and see how others live. He truly believed that by experiencing different cultures, it promotes a better understanding of yourself.