Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Clifford Robert Stoops, 71, of the Cassville area, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014, while at Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville.

He was born in Aurora, on Aug. 27, 1942, son of Raymond and Margaret (Grass) Stoops. In 1973, he purchased the Big M Marina at Table Rock Lake and operated the marina until 1980. He was of the Presbyterian faith.

Survivors include: his wife, Deborah, of the home; four daughters, Jackie Hightower, and husband Mike, of Tulsa, Okla., Crystal Bowles, and husband Mike, of Owasso, Okla., Jennifer Mullins, and husband Bennie, of Tulsa, Okla., and Jessica Hudson, and husband Matt, of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Sharron Caudill, and husband Melvin, of Monett and Susan Neubauer, of Tulsa, Okla.; 7 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Margaret Stoops.

Masonic services, provided by the Monett Masonic Lodge #129 A.F. & A.M., will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will directly follow. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.