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206 West Center Street, P.O. Box 1149, Fayetteville, AR
Clifford Edward "Chip" Clevenger
Published: August 13, 2017
Clifford Edward "Chip" Clevenger, age 38, born Dec. 3, 1978 to Mike and Debbie Clevenger, passed away August 8, 2017 in Farmington.
Chip leaves his sons, his pride and his joy, Gabriel Michael Clevenger and William James Clevenger. Chip is also survived by his Parents, Michael and Debra Clevenger, Sister, Tina and her husband and girls Garry, Ebb and Augusta King, Grandmother, Mary Clevenger, many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, and the Shelley family, especially Brian, his life long ever present companion that never lived more than yards away from Chip. Chip is also survived by Brandy Huskey, a soul mate, who fulfilled his last months with a love that was meant to last forever.
In heaven he will be reunited with his Grandpa Clifford "Tootsie" Clevenger, Grannie Willie and Grandpa Shorty Reynolds, Uncle Jerry Lee Clevenger, Uncle Steve Cupps, Wendall Stevens, Greg Samuels and many other loved ones.
He loved and leaned on the Lord. Chip counted his blessings, the list started with his sons. He was a wonderful daddy to two red headed boys, Gabriel, eight and William, three. Chip was teaching them about the best things in life, which are fishin', huntin', dogs, chickens, memorizing the greatest lines from the stupidest movies and cooking whatever you caught, killed or gathered. These boys were his world and he put what they needed and wanted first. Making them happy was all he wanted. His private little conversations with them that turned into huge smiles and giggles were one of the things that made his relationship with his babies, his sons, his life, so precious.
Being close to the people and the places he loved was so important to Chip, he and the boys lived on Goose Creek Road, in a house built by his grandfather for his great aunt and then remodeled by his father for him and the boys. His parents, sister, Brian, and most of his loved ones live within a five-mile radius.
Chip came by his love of all things outdoors naturally. He was raised on the lake and in the woods surrounded by people that are related to him and friends, like Kenny Skelton, that are family.
As he got older his time was split between his buddies and his family. Chip graduated Farmington High School, class of 1997, with a group of boys making memories that shaped them into the men they became. They continue to make memories, together with their own children. They shamelessly recall stories from 20 years or two weeks ago and no cringe worthy event is off-limits. They laugh at each other, sit around, firing off crude one-liners until faces hurt from laughing, or in Chip's case, giggling. Most importantly about these boys, now men, is that, when needed, they swoop in and rescue one another no matter what. They will go on laughing at and crying for Chip.
Chip proudly delivered Anheuser-Busch products, working for McBride Distributing and then A&B Distributing, recently being promoted to salesman. He loved beer because it represented gatherings with special people. He always worked with friends, and people and clients that became friends. Everyone liked Chip because of his unwavering devotion to his family and friends, laid back nature, love of all animals, the fact that he sleeps in a dog pile with his boys, and his forgiving heart.
Visitation will be 5–7 p.m. Monday Aug. 14, 2017 at Moore's Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Moore's Chapel with burial to follow in Farmington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the American Heart Association
PO Box 841125, Dallas, Texas 75284-1125, or Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, two Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, Ark. 72205.
To sign the online guest book visit www.mooresfuneralchapel.com.
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