James Richard Clifton

January 21, 1927September 15, 2013
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HAUGHTON LA- A Mass of Christian Burial for James Richard Clifton, 86, will be held on Thursday September 19, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Pike Thomas officiating. Interment with military honors will immediately follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel, with a vigil following at 7:00 p.m. James was born on January 21, 1927 in London Ohio to the parents of William J Clifton and Anne Foreman Clifton and went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2013 at his home in Haughton, Louisiana. He joined the Navy during WW II and after the war he joined the Army Air Corp and retired after serving his country for 21 years, at Barksdale A.F.B. After retiring for the military he went to work at AT&T as a security guard. After leaving AT&T he decided to travel with his loving wife going to her home in Ireland and other locations throughout the United States. He was a member of the A.F.S..A and a life member of V.F.W. Post 5951 in Bossier City. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son Michael James Clifton, one brother, William J. Clifton II and a sister, Joan Clifton. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Clifton; niece, Pamala Long and nephew, William J. Clifton III. Honoring James as pallbearers will be Barksdale A.F. B. Honor Guard. The family would like to thank the staff of Jordan’s Crossing Hospice for their support and the loving care they gave to James, especially Samantha Moore, Dolly Brasier, Valerie DeVille and Mark. The family would also like to thank Julia Gilky and Gloria Rankin. You may share words of comfort with the family by visiting


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 18, 2013
  • Vigil Service Wednesday, September 18, 2013
  • Mass Of Christian Burial Thursday, September 19, 2013

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Rhonda McGarigle

September 19, 2013

I send my love and prayers. Wish I could be there. You and Jim have touched my life in a special way.

Nova Nolan Yates

September 18, 2013

Mary, my children and I want you to know that you and the family are in our prayers. May GOD keep all of you wrapped in HIS arms. We love you and Jim so much. You were for every remember for the kindness you show me and my children. Jim will always be love and remember.

Michelle Hartley

September 18, 2013

Auntie Mona I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Jim was such a generous caring man to me and all of my brothers and sisters. Mom thought the world of them and now they are together watching over us. I love you very much. R.I.P. Uncle Jim you will never be forgotton.

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

September 18, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to James Richard Clifton our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for James. And to James it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II while serving in the U.S. Navy and again for his 21 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. James, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, Generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to James' family and loved ones.

Bobby L. Williams, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

Rosemary Dale

September 18, 2013

Am so sorry for your loss Mary. James was always There for whoever needed him. Working with him all these years with Security, James was my good friend
I will miss him. Love you Mary, Susan
God Bless you Both