November 22, 2009
Friday November 27, 2009 2-4 and 6-8 p.m
Moreland Funeral Home
S. Clifton Garrabrant of Westerville, born January 19, 1920, passed from this life into the eternal presence of his Lord and Savior November 22, 2009, where he joined Margaret, his wife of 58 years, and many precious family members and Christian friends he followshipped and ministered with over the years. He is preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Janie (Bailey) Garrabrant, brothers,
Everett and Richard “Dick”, and sister, Jolive (Garrabrant) Pfieffer. Clifton is survived by his only son, Ronald (Colyene); two grandchildren, Drew (Delilah) and Nicole (Jeff) Derr, and his first great-grandson, Devro Garrabrant, his three sisters, Mona Pierce, June Rugg and Eileen Griffith, Margaret’s loving and prayerful Jones family and the many nieces, nephews, and cousins that are part of the Garrabrant clan that we all know and love and are so proud and blessed to call our own. His death is also greatly felt by former neighbor and driving buddy and best friend Gary Green who held a special place in Clifton’s life. As a pianist he was heavily involved in the Evangelical United Men’s Congress and later served as pastor in Trinway, Moscow, and Conesville, Ohio. As a layman in his home church, Clifton and Margaret loved being active in Lay Witness Mission for
over 15 years. He also served as a pianist and organist in his home church,
Westerville’s Church of the Saviour and other churches in the Columbus area. He retired from PERS and public service employment after 30 years. Brother Ben loved his family dearly and cherished his childhood on the farm. Memories of growing up with his brothers and sisters and sharing pictures, especially with his best friend Mona, were a special joy to him. Friends and family may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Gary Campbell and Rev. Becky Piatt, officiating. Interment Fancher Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Bible Literature International, Wycliffe Translators which he and Margaret supported, or Tree of Life Christian Schools from where his grandchildren graduated and he always paid close attention.