Clifford Vantine

On April 24th, 2016, Clifford Wayne Vantine passed at North Kansas City Hospital. Clifford was 73 years old. Clifford passed with the family he loved so much around him and continued giving back even after death, by donating his organs. Clifford is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Ellen Vantine, and his daughter, Tuanna Vantine. He was survived by his brothers, Jerry and Dale Vantine, his children Jerry and Misty Vantine, his grandchildren Samantha Sullivan, Jesse Calhoon, Caleb Calhoon, Christopher Vantine, Johnathan Vantine, Maddisyn Vantine, Haden Vantine, Dylan Vantine, Austin Vantine, Aliyah Welsh, Avira Welsh, and Aries Welsh, his great grandchildren Chloe Flagg and Parker Vantine, and many more loved ones.

His life was full, serving in the Army for 8 years and then leaving with an honorable discharge. After that, he raised his family and was a professional driver. Clifford was always dedicated to his family and friends, never saying no to anyone who needed help. He will be truly missed by everyone. Clifford’s service will be held at Higginsville Veterans Cemetery at 2 PM onTuesday, May 3rd. Please attend to commemorate his life.


  1. Kevin Stamp on May 2, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    I hope your resting comfortably Cliff !! I’m glad I got the chance to meet you. R.I.P My Friend !!

  2. Patricia Calhoon on May 2, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family in this loss of an amazing man. Cliff was so kind to everyone and loved his family so deeply. He will be missed by many as he made friends with everyone he met. My heart goes out to Misty & Jerry as well as all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. I know Tuanna was waiting with open arms to welcome you into Heaven. God Rest Clifford

  3. C.M.WINSLO on February 17, 2017 at 12:35 am

    I remember being stuck on a highway in Kansas City in their blue Chevy Citation in the freezing cold w/jerry…….. the 3 of us splitting a lone cigarette awaiting anyone to “rescue” us.
    Cliff ALWAYS had a joke to tell, and cared VERY much about Jerry’s wellbeing………Later on dude.
    Best quote….. “What do you want me to do ?…..Explode?”
    Happy trails man………

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