Clifton Lewis Sacks, 64, affectionately known as “Maine.” Departed this life November 30, 2018. He was born on August 19, 1954 in Greenville, Mississippi to Eliga Sacks and Anna Wells-Sacks who both preceded him in death. Clifton and the family moved to Tacoma, Washington in 1964.
Clifton attended both Woodrow Wilson High School and Mount Tahoma High School where he excelled in academics and sports. He received a basketball scholarship and attended Western Washington University. He enlisted in the United States Army and served as a Logistics Specialist. He served his country with distinction. He had a great love for music which led him to become a disc jockey for the army and also for the local radio station KTOY.
As a child, Clifton attended House of Prayer Church of God in Christ under Superintendent George Jackson. He later joined New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Bishop TL Westbrook where he will be remembered for his exuberant praise.
He worked for Western State Hospital for well over 20 years. He later worked for PHD Marketing in Los Angeles, CA. Clifton was an avid scholar of religious studies.
He was joined in Holy Matrimony to Kyoung-Ae Morris-Sigler in January 1982. From this union was born one son, Aaron Marcus Sacks. Although Clifton and Kyoung later divorced, they remained great friends.
He is survived by his beloved son, Aaron Marcus Sacks, as well six siblings: Michael Sacks (Christol), Janet Sacks-Beasley (Gordon), Pamala Sacks-Lawlar (Gus), Eliga Sacks Jr, Sonya Sacks, and Yolanda Sacks-Ollison (Daryl). He also leaves to cherish his memory, 22 nieces and nephews, 37 great-nieces and nephews, and a host of family and friends who will miss him dearly.
Funeral services will be held 11am Thursday December 13th, 2018 at New Jerusalem Church COGIC 1623 South 11th Street Tacoma, WA 98405.