Wiley Cliff Rotenberry


Today we celebrate the life of Wiley "Cliff" Rotenberry. Cliff passed away peacefully with family at his side on Monday, August 12, 2019, at the age of 89. Cliff was born January 27, 1930, in Alvarado, Texas, to Jack and Buna Wiley Rotenberry. He was the oldest son and second child out of seven children. He joined the Army at the age of 18, barely missing World War II, but was active duty during the start of the Korean Conflict. He earned the Bronze Star with Valor and Purple Heart while serving his country.
Following his time in the Army, Cliff worked in several food industries, including Kimbell's Food in Fort Worth, Pepsi in Abilene, Coca-Cola in Oklahoma City, and Miller Brewing in Fort Worth. Cliff retired from Miller Brewing in 1998. In retirement, he and Sharen, his wife of almost forty years, traveled and spent time with friends and family. They lived in Rio Vista from 1979 until 2017, when they moved to Round Rock, Texas.
Cliff is survived in life by his wife, Sharen; brother, Chester; son, Bill; daughter, Beverly; and sons, Toby and Tad. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Service will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 16, 2019 in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
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Published on August 14, 2019
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Beverly rotenberry rampoldi
Aug 21, 2019
So thankful for reunion because my dad loved family. My dad had a heart of gold. He will be missed always . So much of my heart is aching now .
Kenneth and Wanda Harwell
Aug 14, 2019
How sad we are at the passing of Cliff! Ke;nets dearly loved him and loved chatting on phone, although Ken rarely made the call! Lol. But it was the last few calls Cliff made to him he said Ken we need to have a reunion! Again and again! Ken finally got Melinda to get it going and I’m so thankful that we had it in !May! And for all that showed! SharoEn, will never forget the visit y’all made here when you were traveling and came by here! May God comfort all of you and know we love y’all! Ken and Wanda