Clifton Earl Rayford
July 28, 1956 - January 28, 2020
On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Clifton Earl Rayford, veteran and father of one, passed away at age 63. Clifton was born on July 28, 1956 to Leroy and Mary Rayford.
He graduated from Angie High School in 1975. Later he joined the United States Army (stationed in Ft. Lewis, Washington) in 1979 and quickly navigated himself through the ranks by obtaining the rank of Sergeant, serving as a Cavalry Scout and earning the badge as a Sharpshooter. Clifton also worked at Joe Miles for many years.
Clifton was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Rayford, Sr; and his mother Mary Lean Rayford, his sibling: Leroy Rayford Jr. and Gloria Jean Franklin.
He is survived by his son Fredrick (Chameka) Allen, his sister, Dorothy Rayford Wheeler, his brothers: Clyde Rayford, Virgil (Donice) Rayford, Lorenza (Demetris) Rayford, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services will be at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Visitation will be Friday, February 7, 2020 from 10:00 AM until the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM.