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Starlin M. (Buddy) Clifford
July 1st, 1947- May 29th, 2017

Starlin (Buddy) Clifford Jr., 69 of Lake Jackson Tx. went to his forever home in Heaven Monday morning, May 29th 2017 at home while surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in El Paso Tx to Starlin M. Clifford & Inez Bailey Clifford. He graduated from Brazosport High School in 1966 and was married for 52+ years to his high school sweetheart Judy Stephenson Clifford.
Starlin( Buddy) was the owner of Anchor Safe and Lock in Lake Jackson Tx. And was one of the nation's first Certified Master Locksmiths, a long-time instructor and mentor for the Locksmith industry. He served on the Board of The Texas Locksmith Association and the Greater Houston Locksmith Association for many years. He was the recipient of; The Texas Longhorn award, George Robins Memorial Education award, The Philadelphia award, and the Lee Rognan award of excellence. All of which are prestigious awards of the locksmith industry.
He was preceded in death by his Mother, Father, sister (Shirley Clifford Bryan), Son in Law (Clayton A. Mcentire) and Nephew (Michael Palmer). He is survived by his wife, Daughter Michelle (Odie) Odenwalder , Daughter Kristi (Philip) Susen , Grandchildren (Ashley , Clayton "Cj" (Michelle) , Hunter and Hailey ) Great-Granddaughters (Maci and Rylan) Sister's Peggy (Ken) Grant and Debbie (Billy) Hinkle as well as many nieces, nephews, Special Sister in law Sharon (Gary) Palmer, Brothers in law W.M. (LuAnn) Stephenson and Randy (Linda) Stephenson and his beloved dog Lil'Buddy.
A memorial Service in his honor will be held at Dignity Funeral home 1038 Plantation Dr in Clute Tx. At 11 am Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Texas Equusearch P.O. box 395 Dickinson, Tx 77539 or online at WWW.TXEQ.ORG.
The family wishes to send their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Pant & The Brazosport Cancer Center for their Love & Care for the past year and to Dr. Raj Dalal. Special recognition goes to the IPH Hospice Care team that cared for him in his final days.