OBITUARY

E.O. "Zeke" Clifton Jr.

August 17, 1952January 2, 2013
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EZEKIEL OREY (ZEKE) CLIFTON, JR.

AUGUST 17, 1952 – January 2, 2012

Born in Miami Beach, Florida, Zeke was a proud 5th generation Floridian. The family moved to Cocoa, in 1957, and Zeke lived the rest of his life at Lake Poinsett, where he loved to fish, hunt and ride his airboat. Zeke is survived by his wife, Sheree, who 30 years ago came into his life, and he knew he would never let her go, his daughter, Angela ( Damien Brooks), son Charles, brother Robert ( Karol), sister Judy, and nephews Robby ( Michele) and Mark ( Michelle). Zeke graduated from the University of Florida and went on to become a Nursing Home Administrator at Adare Medical Center, Rockledge, a family owned business. His career took him to other nursing facilities in Brevard County, until his retirement. He was a past President of the Cocoa Kiwanis Club, and as such was involved with the local 4 –H. The Kiwanis Club recently honored Zeke by naming one of their events “ The Zeke Clifton Annual Cocoa Kiwanis Kids Fishing Day”. He was also a past board member of the Crosswinds Youth Services. His neighborhood friends referred to him as the unofficial “Mayor” of Lake Poinsett.

Zeke had a zest for living and a ready smile for everyone. He will be greatly missed by his entire family and his many, many friends.

A Celebration of Zeke’s Life will be held 1PM Wednesday January 9, 2013 at Coastal Community Church, 5795 Falcon Blvd. Cocoa, FL 32927.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Cocoa Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 1121, Cocoa, FL 32923.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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E.O. "Zeke" Clifton Jr.

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Eva Robinette

January 31, 2013

Zeke I am honored to have had you as a brother-in-law. I hope you are having a great time on the "other side" and will see you later.

Lisa Sweeney

January 9, 2013

Sheree and kids - We are so sadden by the news of Zeke's passing. We have always been fond of Zeke, and he was always a wonderful neighbor and friend to my sister and her family. We will always remember hanging in the neighborhood with you two at your house, The Lodge, Lone Cabbage, going for boat rides, and Zeke giving Bob a gator claw fresh off the animal! lol He will be greatly missed. XOXOXOXO Our Love - Lisa & Bob Sweeney

January 8, 2013

Sheree, My heart felt feelings for you & your family. Zeke was one of the nicest, easy going people i have ever known. I feel blessed to have spent what little time we shared laughing,talking and all those stories from the past. I will never forget Zeke!
John Rock

Dick & Sarah Lee

January 7, 2013

Zeke's comments & stories are missed on our walks, then there's the neighborly presence & help. Yep, they just don't make 'em like him any more. We were blessed to know him & call him friend. Thanks for being a good neighbor Zeke. Neighbors from Egret Road,

Millie Howard

January 6, 2013

Sheree and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will never forget our greeter at the end of your street, he always had something pleasant to say with that infectious smile. We will also miss him greatly at the polls, he always knew everyone and what was going. Tony and I will miss him so. Sorry I can't be there during this time, but if there is ever anything we can do, please let us know.

Jack & Michelle Holloway

January 6, 2013

Aunt Sheree, Cousins Angela & Charlie,
The message that Bruce B. wrote regarding his "easy manner, wry sense of humor, and the sparkle in his eyes" sums up our memories as well. His chuckle too~we will never forget that wonderful sound because it was so contagious. We will miss him terribly and will be praying for each of you for the comfort that will come to you from honoring his life each and every day. We Love You All SO Much! Michelle, Jack, Bryan (Allie & Gina), Meghan & Ashley Holloway

Carrie Turkoski

January 6, 2013

Sympathy, prayers and memories of happier times will help you to move on. Mary God Bless all of you and help you through the difficult times, may he Rest In Peace.

Bruce Biordi

January 5, 2013

For over fifty years the names Zeke Clifton and Lake Poinsett have been synonymous to me for I could never think of one without the other nor will I ever. He was one of my earliest childhood friends and fishing buddy and our short time together endeared me to him long after we drifted in other directions. When, on occasion, our paths did cross, I quickly remembered the charm of his easy manner, wry sense of humor, the sparkle in his eyes, and wondered why we didn't see each other more often. You live on with us, Zeke, in the wonderful ways you touched our lives. Rest in peace, old friend.

Cathy (Holderfield) & Jim Southard

January 5, 2013

Sheree, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May God Bless You with wonderful memories, strength for each new day, and comfort in this sorrowful time. Please be assured of our love and prayers for you and your children in this difficult time.

Danny Marsha Holderfield

January 5, 2013

Sheree, We are so sorry to hear about Zeke. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you.