Clifton Ray Whitton

Clifton Ray Whitton, age 60 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018. He was born June 2, 1958 in Cleveland, Texas to parents Clifton Clarence and Mary Ellen Whitton. He is preceded in death by his father, grandson, Payton Lane Currie; and nephews, Robert Eric Whitton and Jason Whitton.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Ellen Whitton; children, C.J. Whitton and his mother Lori Johnson, Cody Ray Zeagler and Kristy Marie Currie; brother, Robert Whitton and wife Barbara; sisters, Karen Kirkland and husband Owen, Debbie K. White and husband Denny; grandchildren, Caleb Ray Whitton, Kayla Zeagler, Connor Zeagler, Corbin Zeagler, Creeson Zeagler, Kearston Gooch and Amber Currie; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home, Cleveland, Texas. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Bear Creek Baptist Church, Cleveland, Texas. Interment will follow at Montague Cemetery, Cleveland, Texas.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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