Clifford L. Towles

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. until 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

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, 1951, 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 work 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, NC., 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.

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