He was born March 17, 1951 to Bobby Ray, Sr. and Nancy Ann Harris Clifton in Cincinnati, Ohio. He married Barbara Pugh on Oct. 12, 2002 in Commerce.
Garry graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas. He worked at Yellow Freight, first as a truck driver, then in the distribution center.
Garry enjoyed hunting, spending time with his sons, farming, ranching, driving a tractor, especially when his grandchildren could ride the tractor with him, and traveling.
Garry is survived by his wife, Barbara, siblings: Bobby Ray Clifton II and wife Sandra, Charlotte Sime and husband John, Victoria Straughan and husband John, Sister-in-law Teresa Clifton, and brother-in-law Randy McCullough. He is also survived by his children: John and wife Tabitha Clifton, Joseph and wife Jamey Clifton, Stephanie and husband John Loren, Peggy and husband Wesley Smith, Jacob and wife Lisa Smith. His grandchildren are Tori Clifton, Brady Clifton, Hailey Kizer, Reily Clifton, Aubrey Clifton, John Loren, Bradley Loren, Keelin Smith, Kaylee Smith, Westin Smith, Kevin Smith, Lee Foster, Kegan Malone, Karlie McPherson, and Kolten McPherson, and great-granddaughter Lillian Kizer, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Garry was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Nancy, siblings Margaret McCullough and Larry Clifton, son Clint Clifton, and great-granddaughter Brynlee Ray Clifton.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 at Owens Funeral Chapel in Wolfe City. The graveside service will be conducted by Pastor Terry Holley at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to:
Reba's Ranch House
5036 Reba Drive
Denison, TX 75020