Clifford Preston Salyer

February 10, 1933July 1, 2014

Clifford Preston Salyer, 81, formerly a resident of Hope Hull, Alabama and Ramona, California, passed away July 1, 2014. He was born in Ashland, Kentucky to Henry and Mary Salyer. Clifford grew up in Ashland, Kentucky. He served as a combat crew member in the United States Air Force, as a gunner in a B-29, B-50 and B-52, and upon retirement moved to San Diego, California where he worked for Rohr Industries as a computer systems analyst. He is survived by his wife Donna of 62 years, daughter Valarie (Michael) Forster, son Clifford (Carson) Salyer, daughter Bridget (Tracy) Sabin, son Ken (Lori) Salyer, daughter Beth (Marc) Baluda, sister Sallie (Jim) Hook and many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. Clifford was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Mary Salyer, his brothers, John Salyer, Joe Henry Salyer, and Ron Salyer and his granddaughter Taylor Gaston. A funeral service will be held at Hope Hull United Methodist Church on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Charles Smith officiating. A visitation with the family will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Hope Hull Women’s Club located next door to the church. Internment will be at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama at 2:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made online to the Fisher House Foundation or at Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 9, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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Letitia Stockton

February 27, 2015

Dear Donna and family, I just found this notice. I am so very sorry for your loss.When the pain lessens then your memories will be so important to hold on to. Letitia (May) Stockton, Spring Valley, CA.

Deborah King Johnson

July 9, 2014

Thoughts and Prayers are with the Salyer family. Mr. Clifford Sayler has left a lasting impact on many students at Dunbar - Ramer School. He was loved by us all, we will especially miss his sense of humor. Mr. Salyer has left a huge impact on my son Kameron and sharing his love for horses, something he will never forget.

Tammy Dennis Malimban

July 8, 2014

Sending my thoughts and prayers to All of the Salyer Family. May you all find comfort in each other in your time of need.

Steve Spining

July 7, 2014

Donna, Valerie and the entire family. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. Cliff was such a wonderful man, and I consider myself fortunate to have known him.

Irvina Merrihew Isola

July 7, 2014

To the Salyer family..I am truly sorry for your loss. When my mother passed in 1992, my Aunt told me something that helped me get through this pain. I would like to give it to you now. She told me that there is a big hole in your heart today but that hole will get smaller in time. It will never go away because of the love that is there..but it will get smaller and it will be easier to deal with. If there is anything I can do for you or your family please don't hesitate. God Bless!

Carol Montgomery

July 6, 2014

My hugs around you Donna and prayers non stop. I know the pain you are going though. To Sallie, Clifford's awesome Sister- hugs & love . Clifford's sense of humor and all his facebook emails will always be remembered and missed. To ALL of the family -- my deepest condolences . Sorry I can not be there Wed. but EACH of you will be in my heart, So glad to be part of a wonderful Family. Much love --- May God help each of you, through your grief. Clifford will always be remembered & missed.

July 5, 2014

Dear Mrs. Salyer, Val and family,
Steve and I would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of your husband and father. Our thoughts will be with you in this difficult time.

Ann and Steve Linder