Clifford Austin "Spankey" Sayre, age 62, of Dundee, passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.
Clifford was born on July 25, 1950, in Wooster, and was the son of Ralph E. and Katherine Elizabeth (Holmes) Sayre. He was a 1969 graduate of Smithville High School where he played football all through his high school years. On March 2, 1973, he married Carol M. Adkins, and she survives. He was a truck driver all of his adult life, working over 25 years for Kenny Ewing, Wooster. Clifford was a member of United Freewill Baptist Church of Massillon. He loved to fish and collected Santa Clauses and Garfields.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Carol, are six godchildren, 13 nieces and nephews, and 26 (plus 2 more on the way) great nieces and great nephews, with one being his namesake. He is also survived by a brother, Larry (Louise) Nauman of Warrior, Alabama; a sister, Barbara (Greg) Ondreyka of Barberton; his father-in-law, David Adkins, of Dundee, and his loving dog, Minnie Feet.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jimmy.
Funeral services were noon, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with Pastors David Adkins and Randall Keffer officiating.
Burial was in Smithville Cemetery, Smithville.
Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Alexander Funeral Home, P.O. Box 108, Millersburg, to help with expenses.