Cover photo for Clifford Vaden's Obituary
Clifford Vaden Profile Photo
1925 Clifford 2020

Clifford Vaden

August 14, 1925 — November 15, 2020

Funeral service for Clifford Vaden, age 95, of Bonham, TX will be held at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM with interment  following at the East Caney Cemetery.  Visitation times are from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM at Tapp Funeral Home on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

Mr. Vaden passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham, TX.

Clifford is the seventh child born to George and Coreen Vaden.  He was born on August 14, 1925.  He was educated in the Sulphur Springs school district.  On October 23, 1943, Clifford enlisted in the United States Navy and served a tour in World War II.  He received numerous honors and a Bronze Star during his tenure.

Shortly after his time in the Navy, Clifford met and married Inez Vaden on June 25, 1949.  They were married for 64 years until her death.  Clifford loved to travel and never met a stranger.  He was considered the favorite uncle to many of his nieces and nephews.

Clifford is proceeded in death by his parents, George and Coreen, all of his siblings, Dester,  Len, Dale, Lee Myrtle, Emma Jewel, Marie, Cleveland, Mozelle and Clarence.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Nikki Matherson of Dallas, TX, two granddaughters, Aareon(Aaron) Moore of Lancaster, TX and Niambi King of Dallas, TX.  Five great-grandchildren, Aaron, Jr., Parker, Riley, Ethan and Kymaria and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Clifford will be forever missed.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Clifford Vaden, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, November 19, 2020

10:30am - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, November 20, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 16

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree