Clifton D. Bellamy transitioned from his earthly home in Jackson, TN on Friday
June 19, 2020 with his beloved wife by his side.
He was not a perfect man, but for anyone who knew him, they knew he would
give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He definitely had his trials in life,
but he chose to live life to the fullest as God intended for him to do.
He was the best partner in family dinner shenanigans that a daughter could
ever ask for, and left everyone around the table, including company, crying with
laughter plus a stomachache. No matter where he went, he took the party with
him, so telling him to behave was really a waste of your time and breathe.
No matter if they knew him or not, people definitely enjoyed seeing him come,
but were sad to see him go. He was often a breath of fresh air to the nurse that
may have been having a bad day, or a barrel of laughs for that person in Walmart,
or the restaurant that would hear how he interacted with his wife on a regular
basis. Even at his sickest, you could see the gift of LIFE that God placed in him to
give and he gave it freely.
Cliff was born April 17, 1952 in Kingsport, TN to Willie Louise Scism. He was the
oldest of five children, four of which he himself helped raise. He was a graduate of
Dobyns Bennett High School and attended Gospel for the World Tabernacle. He
was a truck driver for 33 years, driving for Overnight Transportation and United
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Brenda Bellamy; three children, Tina
Bellamy Berryman, Chris Bellamy (wife Tina), and Melissa Bellamy; grandchildren,
Coley Robinson (wife Leighane) and Tyler Berryman; great grandchildren, Hazel
Robinson and Ezekiel Robinson; one sister and two brothers.
He was predeceased by his mother, Willie Louis Scism Westmoreland, his
stepfather, William Lyons Westmoreland, and one sister.
SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 12:00PM in
the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors with Bro. Jeff Smith officiating. Burial
will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.
The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday afternoon from 4:00PM
until 6:00PM at the funeral home.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305.