• Died: June 18, 2017
  • Location: DeLand, Florida

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CARL RICHARD CLIFTON of DeLand, FL died June 18, 2017 at the age of 75. A licensed funeral director and embalmer for 57 years, he began working at the Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home in DeLand on the weekends his junior year in high school. On the day of his high school graduation, he moved into the funeral home to work full-time and later acquired ownership of the facility, which he had operated since 1971 with the assistance of his wife, Tanya. He graduated from the John A. Gupton School of Mortuary Science in 1965.

Condolence & Memory Journal


Posted by Susan Haskins Nelson - Port Orange, FL   June 25, 2017

Heaven is only richer upon receiving this kind soul.God Bless and Keep all those he left behind. His love, respect and patience will be missed by all who knew him.R.I.P.

Posted by Susan Haskins Nelson - Port Orange, FL   June 22, 2017

I am saddened to hear of your loss.
He had a kind and gentle soul.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Flora Hallman - DeLand, FL   June 22, 2017


My deepest sympathy toTanya and family

Posted by Peggy Bennett - Deland, FL   June 20, 2017

Tanya, you may or not remember me. And that is fine..Was notified today(Wed)of Richard's death..I knew you all before the the family was started,so I don't kn ow the children..Richard, Eddie Benwell and I worked together for Mr. Summerhill in the 60's..The most important thing I wish to share if how he mentored me in the Masonic Lodge..I remembered when he was raised as a Master Mason..From his early influence and his love for Masonery, I joined..And consequently over the years I proudly served as Worshipful Master in my Blue Lodge..I will miss him, not only as a mentor in the Funeral Profession but also in the true Masonic Love..Rest in Peace, my Brother..

Posted by Dave Hincemon - Salisbury, NC   June 20, 2017



Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017


Very sad to have read of Richard's passing. He was a great friend and classmate. My deepest sympathy for Tanya and family.

Posted by Bob Evans - Winterville, GA   June 20, 2017

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