The Reverend Clifford L. Halford, 83, of Plant City, died Nov. 9, 2015, in Tampa.
A native of Clermont, Florida, Rev. Halford was the son of Lee and Lillie Youmans Halford.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, the D.A.V., the North American Hunting Club, National Rifle Association, the resolutions committee for the Shiloh Baptist Association, Writers in Touch and the Salt Springs Writers Forum.
He also authored a weekly column for the North Lake Outpost entitled, Looking Back.
He is survived by his children, Cliff Allen (Tammi) Halford, William Kelly Halford and Laura Derryberry; sisters, Becky Holton, Dorothy Taylor and Faye Allbriton; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Murphy Halford; and brother, Lee Allen Halford.
A celebration of life was held Saturday, Nov. 14, at Haught Funeral Home. A funeral service followed.
Online condolences may be left for the family at HaughtFuneralHome.com.