Obituary for Clem Burroughs

Obituary for Clem Burroughs

Clem Lee Burroughs, 86, of Heavener was born April 11, 1938 in Howe to Alfred and Mathey (Larimore) Burroughs. He was greeted into heaven on July 5, 2024 at his home in Heavener.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Sam Dyer and Steve Crittenden officiating. Interment will follow in Heavener Memorial Park, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Clem was a life-long resident of the area, a 1956 graduate of Howe High School, and a member and Deacon of the Heavener First Baptist Church. He retired as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. After retiring, he worked for 14 years at Heavener Public Schools as a computer technician. Clem was a pilot and loved to fly. He enjoyed reading and studying the Bible, tinkering with small engines, and helping others in any way that he could. Clem also loved animals and the outdoors.

Clem’s faith in God was undeniable. He embraced and loved his role as God’s servant. He always looked for opportunities to share his faith with others and did so often with friends and strangers.  He lived his life desiring what Jesus did, that no one should perish, but that everyone should come to repentance through faith in Christ and have eternal life in Heaven. He never boasted or bragged. He kept Micah 6:8 displayed on his phone which described his daily life and walk with God.  “He has shown you O man what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”

God’s love in the Bible is often described as unconditional and endless, a love that transcends human understanding. This divine love is not based on our actions or worthiness but is freely given to all who seek it.

Clem loved the Lord and his family beyond measure and loved being a Christian, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather, and a friend to every single person he ever met. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Pat Burroughs, of the home; one daughter Sandra Lea Crittenden and husband Steve of Broken Arrow;

One son Jim Prentice Burroughs and wife Sheila of Lincoln, Arkansas;

Eight grandchildren Autumn Burroughs, Aspen Yount, Ashley Webster, Cara Pourtorkan, Camden Crittenden, Stephanie Foster, Jessica Cox and Wade Pierson;

10 great-grandchildren Ainsley Webster, Addison Webster, Ethan Pourtorkan, Shawn Pourtorkan, Landon Pourtorkan, Everett Foster, Kennedi Cox, Tripp Cox, Brighton Burroughs and Everlee Yount;

He was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Mathey Burroughs; two sisters Leida Cook and Evelyn Webb; and two brothers George and Calvin Burroughs.

Pallbearers are Jim Burroughs, Steve Crittenden, Chris Terry, Ryan Yount, Wade Pierson and Rudy Wilson.

Viewing is from 9 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday. The family will visit with friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

To sign Clem’s online guestbook please visit

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Craig Hall
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