Clifton Jackson "Bear" Tarte, Sr.



Clifton Jackson “Bear” Tarte, Jr., 78, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on Friday July 28, 2017 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was born in Lake City, South Carolina on December 16, 1938 to the late Clifton J. and Ruby Browder Tarte, Sr.

Along with his parents, Bear was preceded in passing by his beloved wife, Joyce Tarte; and his two sisters, Ann Jones and Estelle Springs.

After proudly serving his country in the United States Army, Bear was honorably discharged and went on to work in many capacities around the Myrtle Beach area. He worked construction for many years, as well as for the city of Myrtle Beach Public Works. Bear became the owner of Tartes Travelers Gas Station in Myrtle Beach.

Left to cherish Bear’s memory is his adoring children, his sons, Clifton J. “Tiger” Tarte, III and his wife Beverly, and Gregory Dean “Debo” Tarte both of Myrtle Beach; his daughter, Robin and her husband Ray Causey of Conway; his beautiful grandchildren, Justin, Josh, Morgan, Jay and Jackson; his precious great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Levi and Ryan, as well as many nieces, nephews, a large loving family and numerous friends who had the honor of knowing him.

A Celebration of Bear’s Life will be held on Thursday August 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. The family will greet friends immediately following the service.

At the request of Bear’s family, memorial contributions may be made to: The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675,

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Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.