Roy Lee Clifton

December 31, 1940September 21, 2022
Obituary of Roy Lee Clifton
SOUTH PEKIN ~ Roy Lee Clifton, 81, of South Pekin, passed away at 7:13 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at his home. He was born December 31, 1940 in Pekin to Leroy and Marguerite (Olt) Clifton. Surviving are one brother, Douglas Clifton of South Pekin; one nephew, Scott (Lisa) Clifton of South Pekin; three great-nieces, Aryann (Nathan) Brooks of Peoria Heights, MaKayla (Ryan Kelley) Clifton of Galesburg and Maddison (Brant Rhodes) of South Pekin; one great-nephew, John (Kayla) Schrader of South Pekin and several great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister-in-law, Peggy Clifton. Roy was veteran of the United States Army, where he served as a Marksman and Sharpshooter from 1963 to 1965 later going into the Reserves. He was a member of the Pekin Elks Lodge #1271, Pekin Moose Family Center #916 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1869. Roy worked in the warehouse at Midwest Generation in Pekin for over 25 years before retiring. He loved hockey and baseball and was huge fan of the Peoria Rivermen and the Peoria Chiefs. Roy was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin. His graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, September 30, 2022 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Tremont. Pastor Heather Robertson will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Memorial contributions may be given to Pekin Moose Family Center #916, 2605 Broadway Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554 or to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1869, 274 Derby Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554. To express condolences online, visit

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