Mr. Clifford Smart Jr. Clifford Smart1

E. Stefan Morris

Obituary for Mr. Clifford Smart Jr. Clifford Smart1

January 21, 1957
to
November 1, 2021

Clifford smart Jr. was born in Wichita, Kansas on January 21, 1957 to the union of Clifford Ralph and Carolyn B. Smart.
He was preceded in death by his father, paternal, maternal grandparents, wife Dertra E. Craddock Smart, stepfather Bobby Joe Young and brother Curtis Eugene Smart.
Clifford attended schools in the Kansas City Public School District, finishing his education in the Job Corps in 1975. On February 23, 1976 Clifford joined the United States Army in which he became a Cryptographic Machine Operator and a Teletype Communication Center Specialist.
After receiving a Honorable Discharge, Clifford returned to his birthplace and worked at the family~owned restaurant. But Wichita was not his final stop, for the following years he lived and worked wherever he wanted, not letting any grass grow under his feet.
In his spare time Clifford enjoyed fishing, sewing and gambling it did not matter if it were a street corner or the casino he would take your money and tell you how much of an “OG” he was. If you brought him a pack of smokes and a beer you had a friend for life.
In early 2000’s Clifford settled in Kansas City with his family later helping with the care of his Mom. On Monday, November 1, 2021 the Lord who doeth all things saw well fit to call Clifford Smart Jr. from labor to reward, where He will rest eternally.
Clifford leaves his Mother Carolyn B. Smart-Young, three brother(s) Ronald M. Smart, Michael L. Smart of Kansas City, Missouri, Antonio Smart-Durden of Wichita, Kansas, three sister(s) Rosalyn K. Smart, Apryle B. Smart, Stacey M. Gordon (Rodney) all of Kansas City, Missouri, a host of loving uncles, aunts, nieces, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, friends to celebrate his life, laughter and Spirit.
Clifford will truly be missed by all who crossed his path.

Visitation Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Location:

Contagious Life Church

534 E. 99th St, Kansas City, MO 64131

Service Details

Date and Time:

Saturday, November 13, 2021 at
12:00 PM

Location:

Contagious Life Church

534 E. 99th St, Kansas City, MO 64131

Interment Details

Interment Type: Cemetery

Leavenworth National Cemetery

850 Muncie Rd. Leavenworth, Kansas 66101

Professional Services Entrusted to Elite Funeral Chapel 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd. Kansas City, MO. 64134. Tel: (816) 765-0141 Fax (816) 765-5500