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Clifford Eugene Clendenon
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Clifford Eugene Clendenon passed away on January 28, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born to Harlie and Martha (Rigsby) Clendenon on November 11, 1926 near the Grundy-Warren County line in the low mountains of the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee and as a teen moved to nearby McMinnville. During WWII he served as a military policeman in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. In 1950 Cliff married Faye Sanders of McMinnville and they moved to Indianapolis. Faye passed away in 1997.
Cliff retired in 1988 after 38 years as a maintenance mechanic at RCA in Indianapolis. Cliff had a lifelong love of music and was best known for his self-taught stylings on the steel guitar. He performed with many bands over the years including The Rhythm Buddies, Chuck’s Variety Five, The Sound of Rhythm, Wings, and performed on Bob Hardy’s Hayloft Frolic on WTTV. Cliff belonged to the Indy Steel Guitar Club and enjoyed jam sessions throughout retirement. Cliff is survived by son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Sherry Clendenon in Indianapolis, Indiana; daughter C. J. Clendenon in Lansing, Michigan; and four siblings in Tennessee, Stanley Clendenon, Marilyn Ayers, Janie Mayberry, and Judy Cox. Siblings Sam Hale and Elsie Clendenon preceded him in death.
Visitation in Indianapolis will be from 4-7:00 PM Thursday, February 1 at G. H. Herrmann Madison Ave. Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227.
Visitation in McMinnville will be on Saturday, February 3 from 12-2:00 PM, followed by the service at 2:00 PM at High’s Funeral Home, 101 N. College St. McMinnville, TN 37110. Burial and graveside service will follow in Salem Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted.
Please visit www.ghherrmann.com or highfuneralhome.com for additional information and to share online condolences.


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Feb

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home

5141 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227

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