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Clifton Curtis McCoy

d. October 26, 2023

Claremore

 

Clifton Curtis McCoy unexpectedly left his earthly body for a glorified one in the presence of his Savior on Thursday morning, October 26, 2023 just 45 days shy of his 92nd birthday.  The Celebration of Life will be held at Claremore Assembly of God on Thursday, November 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. Graveside service will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore. A reception for visiting with cowboys, friends and family will take place in the church's Family Life Center before the Celebration Of Life, with a meal provided from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 He was a life-time resident of Verdigris and the Claremore area.  He married Fern Millikin in 1953 and enjoyed a happy union with his sweetheart of 70 years this past June. He was the father to Ginger Faye McCoy Reimer who was his side-kick till she left home and married her husband Rick Reimer. The blessings of all came in three namesakes, Thad McCoy Reimer, Joel McCoy Reimer and Wyatt McCoy Reimer. Then two great granddaughters were the joy of the last two years, Magnolia McCoy Reimer & Juliet Gabriel Reimer, daughters of Joel and Mariah Reimer. 

Cliff or CC as his roping and trading friends called him, was the oldest of five children born to Rema McCoy Scott and Wesley R. Scott. He is survived by his sister Glenda Faye Bailey and husband Robert, and brother Ronnie Scott and wife Johnnie Sue, and sister-in-law Connie Scott and step brother Jody Scott and wife Cindy.  His parents and  brothers Gary Scott and Chuck Scott preceded him in death, as well as his very special grandmother Stella “Mom” Dorsey 

Cliff was self taught and self motivated.  This made for a very hard worker and also gave him the skills needed to succeed in life. He worked on the Wilcox Ranch in Verdigris and grew his love for horses and ranching. He finally owned  his first horse at 16 years of age. It would be the first of hundreds of horses he would ride, buy and sell from their home of 23 years on South Muskogee Street in Claremore. He spent several years working at Douglas Aircraft in his early marriage before becoming an entrepreneur, owning a backhoe business for a short time and then drilling and pumping oil wells across Oklahoma and Arkansas. They bought a ranch north east of Claremore where he raised commercial cattle and continued buying and selling horses.  They lived another 23 years there before retiring and moving just through the pasture from their grandsons.  During those years he purchased the Claremore Daylight Donut Shop and invited his brother Ronnie to join him.  Later selling out and buying the Catoosa Daylight and selling to another brother.  He was always up for a ‘deal or a trade’, even being the donut cowboy. 

Cliff was an avid sportsman playing legion baseball as a young man.  He was #66 a number each grandson has competed with as well.  Cliff was invited to join the Cardinals minor league team but the pay didn’t take care of his mother and the siblings he helped to raise. His love for them overshadowed any sacrifices.  

Quail season was the highlight of the year.  He always had good bird dogs and enjoyed sharing his quail bounty at family gatherings.  Cliff enjoyed fishing and frying up a mess of crappie. For many many years he enjoyed team roping and always rode good horses.  He won his last buckle at age 78 years old before being side-lined with a broken hip while in his cowboy role. He moved to his coaching role working the chutes and giving instructions to the grandsons. 

Cliff served the Lord all of his life.  A quiet, generous giver and a strong leader offering to mortgage his home to build a new church envisioning the next generation when he was but a young man not even a father.  He served Claremore Assembly as a Trustee for many years. 

A man of many memorable quotes, a story teller, life of the party, yet a deep thinker and faith filled person in regards to his Lord and his family.  What a legacy he has left for us. 

It was Cliff’s desire that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Gideon Memorial Bible Representative, https://www.gideons.org/donate, continuing to spread the Gospel of Jesus so that none would perish but have everlasting life by accepting Jesus as their Savior. 

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

A reception for cowboys, friends and family will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30p.m. at the Claremore Assembly of God Family Life Center.

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

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