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Clifford Cline

Clifford Talmage Cline, 83, loving father and husband, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020, following a short illness.

Born February 22, 1937, in Summersville, South Carolina, he was a son of the late James and Zella Hill Cline.

Clifford spent his early years in Oak Hill, graduating from Collins High School while making lifelong friends. He received his B. A. Degree in 1964 from West Virginia Tech in Montgomery.

In 1959, he married Barbara Carpenter, of Oak Hill. They had one son, Thomas Talmage Cline.

He met Karen Christine Rose, of Alexandria Virginia, in 1979, and after a long engagement, they married in 2004.

Clifford spent his 40-year career as the President and CEO of Cline Enterprises, Inc., designing, building and managing restaurants in Alexandria and Richmond, Virginia.

Throughout his life, he had a passion for his friends and family, sharing with them his love of boating and travel. For many years, he spent his summers with his son in Pocahontas County, where he enjoyed growing a vegetable garden, visiting numerous friends and family and making mischief.

In addition to his parents, Clifford was preceded in death by two sisters, Norma and Sandy.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, son, Thomas (Melanie), of Seebert; brother, James David (Karen), of Nashville, Tennessee; and many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

Clifford desired to have his ashes scattered in the Greenbrier River.

A memorial service, where family and friends can reminisce, share stories and laugh, will be held at a later date.

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