Clifton Joseph Morvant


August 4, 1940 ~ February 8, 2022 (age 81)

Stephenville – Services for Clifton Joseph Morvant, 81, retired professor from Tarleton State University, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 11, 2022, at the Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ken May officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M.- 8:00 P.M. Thursday, February 10, 2022, at Lacy Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2022, after a 9:00 A.M.- 11:00 A.M. visitation at David Funeral Home, Abbeville, Louisiana.

Clifton was born in Abbeville, Louisiana on August 4, 1940, to Wilton and Ouida (Bourque) Morvant. He married Virginia Morgan on August 26, 1962, in Abbeville, Louisiana.

Clifton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stephenville, Texas. He taught Agriculture Mechanics in Sousse, Tunisia for 4 years. In 1968, he moved to Stephenville, Texas, where he was a professor at Tarleton State University for 30 years. He enjoyed teaching and loved his students, many of whom became his life-long friends.

Clifton is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia Morvant; children, Denise Segars and husband Larry, of Raymore, Missouri, Dr. Mark Morvant and wife Candice, of Norman, Oklahoma, Jaime Shumaker and husband Michael, of Stephenville, Texas, Michelle Moravec and husband Ernest, of Leroy, Texas, and Nicole Siler and husband Mark, of Round Rock, Texas; grandchildren, Megan Segars, Nathaniel and Marguerite Morvant, Dillon and Dyson Shumaker, Jett, Oliver, and Maverick Moravec, Hayden and Evie Siler; sister, Helen Frederick, of Abbeville, Louisiana; long time family friend, Julia Hernandez; and many nieces and nephews.

In his honor, donations can be made to the Clifton J. Morvant Endowment Scholarship at Tarleton State University.

Memorial gifts can be mailed to: Advancement Services, Box T-0260, Stephenville, TX 76402

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