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Robert Whinery

August 3, 1939 — December 22, 2022

Hobbs

Robert Clifford Whinery “Clifford” 84, of Hobbs, New Mexico passed away, December 22, 2022, in Hobbs, NM.

Clifford was born in Socorro, New Mexico to John “Snooks” Robert Whinery & Beatrice Whinery.  He was a 1957 graduate of Hobbs High School.

Clifford is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Shirley Whinery; parents, John and Beatrice Whinery; His brother: Dan Whinery; his son, Laike Whinery; and grandson, Josh Fulkerson

Clifford is survived by three daughters, Roberta Henderson of Hobbs NM; Pennie Fulkerson of Elgin OK; Suzy Kirby of Cartwright, OK; one son, Clifton Whinery of Ypsilanti MI; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

His family was the most important part of life to him. Clifford was a very loving and caring father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Clifford was always thinking of the needs of his family and was the first to offer a loving hug. He will be missed dearly by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.

Clifford served in the Army during the Vietnam war, before serving as a Lieutenant for the New Mexico State Police Mounted Patrol, where he received many accommodations including numerous for successful rescues. After leaving the Mounted Patrol, Clifford obtained his Master Electricians License where he worked for K&S Electric. After his stent in the electrician field, Clifford went to work for Hobbs Gas Company, where he retired. After retirement Clifford went back to work for Craig Enterprises, for many years, before retiring again.

After retirement Clifford enjoyed spending time with his wife and family in Oklahoma, Eunice, Hobbs, and Humble City, this time included Clifford aiding in the caretaking of his mother. Clifford enjoyed all the time he was able to spend after retirement making those memories with his loving wife and family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Chapel of Hope Funeral Home

3321 N Dal Paso St, Hobbs, NM 88240

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Chapel of Hope Funeral Home

3321 N Dal Paso St, Hobbs, NM 88240

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Interment following funeral service

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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