Michael Ray Clinkenbeard, 68

Born Friday, July 24, 1953

Died Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Michael Ray Clinkenbeard, 68, of Hulbert, was born July 24, 1953 in Muskogee, to Ray and Dorothy (Davis) Clinkenbeard and peacefully passed away at his home with his loving family by his side.
On December 30, 1970, Michael enlisted in the United States Army where he served his Country and was honorably discharged as a SP-4 on September 29, 1972.
Michael met, fell in love with and later married his best friend, Maurene Gilliland. They were married on April 5, 1975 in Overland Park, Kansas. Together, they shared wonderful years making precious memories together.
Michael worked in the HVAC industry as a Service Tech for 40 years, retiring in 2015. He was a member of the Kansas City Pipefitters Local Union 533.
He enjoyed spending time on the golf course, fishing and spending time with his family.
Michael was a man whose presence was larger than life with a kind spirit and generous heart. He will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Michael is lovingly survived by his wife, Maurene of the home; son, Matthew Clinkenbeard and his wife, Rachel of Shawnee, Kansas; grandson, Nathan; extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Connie Lee Templin.
A service Celebrating Michael’s life will be 1:30PM, Friday, November 26, 2021 at Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Gibson with Brother Justin Kinman officiating.
Committal prayers and interment will follow at 2:30PM in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery.
The family of Michael Ray Clinkenbeard has entrusted his care, service and cremation to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson, OK. 918-478-2555.
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Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home