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Clifford "Poppa Cliff" Camidge

July 8, 1948 ~ March 4, 2018 (age 69)

Mr. Clifford “Poppa Cliff” Camidge, age 69, of Morganton, passed away unexpectedly at Carolina’s Blue Ridge Hospital in Morganton on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Cliff was born on July 8, 1948 to the late Nellie Farmer Camidge and Leonard George Camidge. Cliff retired from the U.S. Navy in 1993 as a Mess Management Specialist in the Submarine Services. He loved to go camping and fishing. He also enjoyed woodworking, cooking, and antique cars. Cliff was an active and faithful member of the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall. He served as a volunteer firefighter in several different departments. He was a good-hearted, loving, kind, patient, and honest husband and father, who was at times a jokester.  Cliff was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Farmer Camidge.


Surviving is his wife, Carolyn Moses Thornton Camidge, of the home; he has two children, Johnny Sanders, III and wife Sonya, of Summerville, SC and Leonard Camidge and wife Christina, of Star, SC. Also, a daughter-in-law, Tabitha Holsonback of Morganton, one brother, Nick Camidge, and wife Linda of Goveneur, NY, and a sister, Lynn Gadbaw, and husband Donnie of Natural Bridge, NY; and nine grandchildren, Chad and Devon McKechie, Ethan Camidge, Savannah and Emma Sutton, Jeffory Hopson, Joshua Sanders, William Gatlin and Hudson Holsonback.  


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, 3:30 pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness located at 1663 Jamestown Rd. in Morganton. The family will receive friends following the service. 


Flowers are accepted, but those wishing to make memorials may send them to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness in Morganton, 1663 Jamestown Rd, Morganton, NC 28655.

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