Clifford Gene "Cliff" Nally, age 88 of Defiance, passed peacefully working in his garden on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
He was born in Ethel, West Virginia during the great depression to the late Oscar and Nevada (Farris) Nally. One sibling, Helen Moser of Defiance survives, and four siblings preceded him in death; brothers Oscar and Alton, and sisters Sue Hilton and Matha Flory.
In 1950 Cliff married Loreda Frederick (deceased in 1980) and had five children; Gregory (JoAnne) Nally of North Royalton, Karen (Daniel) Young of Holgate, Kenneth (Mary) Nally of Defiance, Steven (Roxanne) Nally of Westerville, and Jacqueline (Gregory) Howard of Lancaster. In 1984 he married the late Maggie (Lambert) and sons Verlon (deceased 2019) and Ernie (Tina) Lambert of Cloverdale, joined the family. Cliff was blessed with 14 grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren, one grandchild who preceded him in death.
Working as a foreman at General Motors Central Foundry Division for over 37 years, he was proud to serve as a consultant after retirement in 1980. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener, and storyteller. A true jack of all trades, there was nothing he couldn't repair or wouldn't attempt to repair. Cliff devoted many years as a member of the Defiance Church of the Nazarene, loved God with all his heart, mind, soul, and body. He was happy to share the gospel and scriptures with his family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the Church of the Nazarene in Defiance. A private burial for immediate family will be held at Riverview Memory Gardens, with Pastor Donald Leonard officiating.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.
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