WILSON — Services for Clifford Leroy Tynes, 68, of Pelican Bay, Texas, are scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, December 9, 2013, at Lighthouse Harbour Church in Pelican Bay with Pastor Glyn Murphy officiating and Pastor Charles Pugh assisting. Interment will follow at Hewitt Cemetery of Wilson, Oklahoma. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
Clifford was born March 17, 1945, at Van Nuys, California, to John Clifford Tynes and Ruth Lanell Adams. He passed from this life Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth , Texas.
Clifford was raised in the Wilson area attending school at Zanies. He graduated from Zanies in 1963. Clifford moved to Oklahoma City and then to the Fort Worth area where he was employed by CTV of Grand Prairie, Texas. He married the former Selma Ann Bridges on June 4, 1965, at Wilson, Oklahoma. Clifford joined the National Guard in 1965 and retired after 35 years of service as a mechanic.
He has been a resident of Pelican Bay, Texas, for the past six years moving there from Paradise, Texas. Clifford served as councilman and the current mayor which he held office for the past two years. Selma preceded him in death on February 15, 2013. He always enjoyed politics and loved guns. Clifford was a very active member of the Lighthouse Harbour Church of Pelican Bay ,Texas.
In addition to his wife, Selma Ann Tynes he is also preceded in death by his parents, John Clifford Tynes and Ruth Lanell Tynes.
Survivors include his two daughters, Kimberly Ann Stephenson and husband, Nick of Pelican Bay, Texas, and Barbara Ferguson and husband, Roger of Weatherford, Texas; grandchildren Eric, Danny and wife, Kelsey, Kevin; great-grandson, Ayden; a great-grand daughter on the way, Anna Lyn; sister, Virginia Maness of Alvarado, Texas; brothers, James Earl Tynes and wife, Sandra of Oklahoma City, Okla., Bo Tynes and wife, Jennifer of Zanies, Okla., Buddy Tynes of Madill, Okla.; numerous family and friends.
Pallbearers are the Pelican Bay Police Department and the Pelican Bay Fire Department.
Condolences can be made at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.