Bryan Keith Clifford, 56, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on
Sunday, September 12, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He stayed
strong until the end and came out a hero.
Bryan was born in Kansas City, MO, and grew up in what was then farm country,
going to school in Stanley, KS, and graduating from Blue Valley High School.
Bryan was involved in various aspects of the sod business throughout his life,
owning Bryan’s Turf Farm for over 30 years, and being most recently associated
with the Briggs Brothers Sod Farm. Knowing that Bryan had a deep attraction to
Native American culture, he was once asked when he started out sodding if he was
a “Gap-ahoe” or a “Lap-ahoe” because he was either leaving gaps between rolls of
sod or laying the end of one roll of sod over the end of another roll of sod.
The simple pleasures of life brought great joy to Bryan. He was happiest watching
his son, Logan, play a variety of sports, and enjoyed the great outdoors, camping in
Colorado, and creating unique cactus gardens and landscape designs.
Bryan never met a stranger. He was friendly to everyone and random acts of
kindness was his way of life. He made a difference in this world.
Bryan is survived by his wife of 16 years, Anita Clifford; his son, Logan Clifford;
his mother, Colleen Clifford; his sisters: Laurie Clifford and Susan Ross; his step
children: Justin Fowler, Aubrey Beasley, Lindsay Beasley, and Sarah Beasley, and
13 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Clifford.
Service will be held on September 21st, at 2 o'clock at Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS. Burial following service at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Logan Clifford Fund in care of Citizens Bank at 306 East Main P O Box 98 Cleveland, MO 64734.
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