Clifford J Fleenor, 69, Lake Winnebago, Missouri went home to be with the Lord with his loving family surrounding him on September 5, 2021. Cliff was born in Montgomery, AL on September 21, 1951, and he graduated from Germantown High School in 1969. He founded Bordner Roofing Company in 1987, and successfully lead that business until his retirement in 2019. He counted it a joy to build this business with his wife and two brothers.
Those that knew Cliff knew he modeled humility, compassion and a love for others. His faith in Christ, his Savior, shined through his words and his actions. Cliff had a way of helping those he met experience gracious hospitality, his undivided attention and abundant generosity. He also knew the importance of reflecting the inward change of his heart to a watching world. He followed the motto of “dressing for success” because the Gospel clearly commands us to put on the full armor of God daily. He knew there is a way which leads to life and a way which leads to death, and it was Cliff’s wish that no one leave this earth without hearing the Gospel message. John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Two verses crucial to Cliff’s personal faith are Ephesians 2: 8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of your works, lest anyone should boast.” Galatians 3:6 “just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”” He surrendered his life to Christ his Savior on March 12, 1972 and began his personal journey of sanctification. Today we celebrate his entry into the final phase of his faith – his glorification.
He is survived his wife, Sally Fleenor, his sons: Jeremiah & Emily Fleenor and Adam & Sarah Hardinger, and his daughters: Jennifer & Osborne Dayo, Keely & Jonathan Bechtel and Tatum & Rob Poettgen; their 17 grandchildren and Cliff’s two brothers: Bud & Sherry Fleenor and Charley & Shawnna Fleenor.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Samaritan’s Purse Ministries; P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or smaratianspurse.org
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Beverly and I are saddened at the news of Cliff’s passing, but joyous about his passage to eternal life with the Lord. The words in Cliff’s obituary are true. We had the privilege of being Cliff’s and Sally’s neighbors for several years. He was one of the most kind-hearted, considerate, and genuine persons I ever met. He was, and his legacy still is, worthy of admiration and emulation. I spoke with Cliff recently by phone and was reminded of his amazing kindness and love for his family. Our lives have been enriched by this wonderful man. God bless his spirit and his family.
We are so sorry for you and the family’s loss. We are keeping you in our prayers and thoughts. May God be with you and give you comfort and peace.
Our deepest condolences,
Harry and Karen Boydston.
Fleenor Family, sending our deepest sympathy for you, with your loss of Cliff. Your obituary words beautifully described him. He was a great man, who will be deeply missed. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Fleenor Family,
Our hearts are heavy for your loss, but we celebrate the Christ honoring life of Cliff and his Kingdom impact on so many. May your hearts be comforted with many wonderful memories of Cliff and a life lived well.
Eve and I pray that God will grant Sally and all the family peace and comfort. On behalf of all Cliff’s Germantown classmates, I extend to you our heartfelt condolences. We share your sadness on his passing, but also share in the joy of your sure knowledge of his life in eternity with Jesus.
My heart goes out to all of you, a loss on earth of someone so precious and giving hurts so much.
God gave me the gift to know and work for Cliff, I will never forget Sally and Cliff with their love and kindness. You are in my prayers
Sincerely I’m so sorry
So very saddend by the loss of Cliff..by far one of the greatest man and business partner I have ever had..he will be missed…thoughts and prayers to you and all of your family
My dear friend of 35+ years many many memories what a guy loved the Lord full of compassion and so much fun lots of laughter tears Will be missed I lost a dear friend
Terry and I were so sorry to learn about Cliff’s passing. He was a tremendous man with a good heart. He will be missed. Peace to you and your family. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Take care. George.
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. We ask that God blesses the family with peace and comfort. Cliff was a kind man and always a pleasure to be around. He will be truly missed.
To Sally and family, I am so sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. He will be missed and if ever there was a man who deserved a seat in heaven, it is Cliff!
Carol & I send your family our condolences and pray that God grant you peace and comfort. It was always a joy to see Sally and Cliff at family functions.
Dear Fleenor Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Cliff’s passing but rejoice in knowing that he is with our Lord Jesus. It’s been many years since you were our neighbors in Germantown, but I think of you often and am so sorry for your loss.
Wendy Johnson Brunner
Sending everyone my deepest condolences. What a beautiful eulogy for a beautiful man. I can’t imagine how much you will all miss him, but I pray that you have strength and grace as you move though this transition. I feel so honored to know Cliff and have shared such amazing memories with you all. May he be in all his glory with god and may all his love and memories live within your hearts.
Sally and family, we just heard that Clifford has went home to be with the Lord. We pray for your comfort as you navigate the months ahead Sally.
As others have commented, Cliff was one of the good ones, always eager to listen with a kind heart and help out in any situation. I’ve always been thankful for the kind words he spoke at my Mother’s funeral.
I’m sad I missed a chance to say a final farewell but can easily picture him with that great smile running to join Christ and others that have left this earth before him. He is pain no more. Love to all of you.
Stan and Carmen Larison
Sally and Family …. Cliff’s passing has saddened me greatly. As a classmate of his at Germantown HS, and also as a good friend that spent a great deal of time together during those years, so many good memories that we shared together immediately resurfaced … and they all brought a smile to me. Cliff Fleenor was a heck of a leader, grew into a very successful businessman, but most importantly he was a good man whose family meant so much to him. He cared for just about anyone who crossed his path. May he Rest In Peace as he has moved on to be in the hands of the Lord. God bless Cliff Fleenor.
It was a pleasure to know Cliff and work under his leadership. May God comfort his family in this time of temporary separation. We will see him again.