Clifford L. Towles

Born: Fri., Aug. 28, 1931
Died: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 03, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Thu., Jan. 03, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Clifford L. Towles, 87, Oblong, IL passed away on Wednesday December 26, 2018 at his residence in Oblong.

He was born on August 28, 1931 in Edgewood, IL. He was the son of Lester and Velma Fern (Moreland) Towles. On November 18, 1957 he married Evelyn (Hardsock) Towles who preceded him in death on April 18, 2011.

Clifford was a Journeyman / Lineman with CIPS and Ameren utility companies retiring from Ameren in 1994. He was a graduate of Altamont, IL high school. Clifford served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Oblong Fire Department for many years until his health would not allow him to continue. He was also a member of the Yale Church of Christ and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

Clifford enjoyed woodworking, fishing, motorcycles; he could ride anything with wheels and working on anything that was mechanical. Most of all Clifford enjoyed helping people and the time he spent with his family.

Clifford is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Gale and Debbie Towles of Charlotte, N.C. and Allan and Cibyll Towles of Robinson, IL; two daughters and sons-in-law Sue and Jim Spencer of Yale, IL and Anita and Todd Atkins of Oblong, IL; nine grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and two in the oven; two brothers and a sister-in-law Darrel Towles of Greenwood, IN and Glen and Joann Towles of Atlanta, GA; two sisters Lois Sporleder of Farina, IL and Peggy Eident of Effingham, IL as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Clifford in death were his parents; wife; daughter Martha Kay Towles and a sister Wyvonne Winters.

A Celebration of Clifford’s Life will be held at Noon Thursday January 3, 2019 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Oblong American Legion Post #219. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. till Noon on Thursday. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Fire Department or Yale Church of Christ with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Jarrod Jacobs
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018
I am sorry to hear of brother Clifford's passing. He was a good man and well-respected by me and my wife. Have fond memories of him and preaching at Oblong years ago. He continued to be an encouragement to me when I started preaching in a "full-time" capacity. He got the bulletin for a long time. God bless the family during this time, and remember that we "sorrow not as others who have no hope." Am looking forward to a great reunion one day. God bless!!

Garyj Lawhead
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018
Clifford was a great person..he was our service person for cips.for years... He was all ways happy guy..he loved people..his family..
So sorry for your loss

Garyj Lawhead
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
To the Family
I knew your dad. He was a great guy..he would come to our home if we needed service...always a smile.
I would see him at the barber shop..we would talk about everything....
I am sorry for your loss..we played with the kids when I was younger....
Prayers. And peace. For you.

   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. One encouraging thought you might find comforting is found at John 5:28, 29. “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again on a paradise earth! I hope this promise brings you comfort as it does me.

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