Darryl Clifton In Memoriam

Darryl P. Clifton

Carol Lee Cherry’s Remarks

God calls us home at a time only He knows and with such love that we mere mortals cannot imagine. With his many Eagles, etc., Darryl truly “lived the dash”…the small object that separates the two dates on your headstone and sums up your life. For it’s not the money one has, nor the things one possesses, nor the achievements one attains nor the friends one collects; rather it’s the positive impact on people that make a meaningful life. I am sure Darryl will be greeted by in heaven by “Well done my beloved and trusted servant”. He will be missed by many, but the many now have the honor and obligation to carry a part of Darryl forward into their lives. Once an Eagle always an Eagle. From an Eagle Scout in Anchorage, Alaska…go with grace of God on Eagle’s wings.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clifton Fund, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to maintain Troop 56’s “boy-led/adult-guided” organizational culture and authentic inclusivity by providing financial support for adult leader training at National Training Centers and enable Troop 56 Boy Scouts to actively participate in leadership training

Clifton Fund



Darryl P. Clifton 51, of Indianapolis, passed away August 3, 2012. He was born November 25, 1960, in Indianapolis, to Raymond L. and Shirley A. Goodman Clifton.

Darryl was a Scoutmaster for over 25 years and was honored with the Silver Beaver. He was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church and was employed with James Whitcomb Riley Children’s Hospital for over 20 years as a stress technician and most recently with Digirad Solutions.

Visitation was held Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers Castleton Chapel, 9900 Allisonville Rd., and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.

Darryl is survived by his father, Raymond L. Clifton; son, Eric Clifton; two brothers, David J. Clifton (John Eckel, life partner) and Dean A. Clifton (Regina); several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and his beloved Golden Retrievers, Scout and Rogan. His mother, Shirley A. Clifton and a brother, Douglas Clifton, preceded him in death.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on August 7, 2012

Troop 56 Remembers the Legacy left by

Darryl Clifton

1960-2012
Scoutmaster, Troop 56 1986-2012

Leader. Mentor. Teacher. Friend.

Scoutmaster to 82 Eagle Scouts
Order of the Arrow
Firecrafter

  • Silver Beaver 2011
  • Wood Badge Beads Fox Patrol 2008
  • National Jamboree Scoutmaster 2005
  • Crossroads of America Council Friend of Eagle 2002
  • Nat’l Eagle Scout Assoc. Scout Master of the Year 2001
  • North Star District Award of Merit 2001
  • North Star District Scout Master of the Year 1991
  • North Star District: Red Hats Fellowship of Faithful and Faultless Campers
  • Centennial Scouts of Central Indiana
On August 9th, 2012, Darryl Clifton was posthumously awarded The Governors Award for Excellence in Service by Governor Mitch Daniels.