Clifford James Spires, 86, of Denton, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014

Clifford James Spires, 86, of Denton, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014.

Viewing will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 21, 2014, at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home, 740 S. Edmonds, Denton, Texas. He will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

Cliff was born Oct. 1, 1927. He loved to travel and had visited all 50 states, 8 countries and lived in four states. He loved camping and made many friends on his travels. He lived life his way.

He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in El Dorado, the Elks, the Masons and The Knights Templar. He served honorably in the United States Marine Corp.

He was preceded in death by: his wife Betty Lou Palmer Spires; his parents, Clyde and Lillian Spires; and his brother Clyde Spires.

He is survived by: his children, Vicky Lynn Spires Parson and Clifford Wayne Spires; grandchildren, Kymberly Fraser, Barney Bryant Parson IV, Brendon Spires and Nicholas Spires; sisters, Darleen Montgomery and Phyllis Calvert.