J. Clayton Clark, 90, of Williamsburg, passed away on Monday, September 7, at Reid Hospital.
He was born December 5, 1918 in Camden, Ohio to John Wesley and Cora Kinsey Clark. He graduated from Eaton High School in 1938 and attended 4 years of agricultural school. He served as a Sergeant in the US Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War Two. He returned home to marry the former Carolyn Applegeet on December 22, 1945.
Clayton spent a lifetime working as a dairy, livestock and grain farmer. He served 20 years on the board of directors of Wayne County REMC and Wayne Dairy; 15 years on the Wayne County Zoning Board of Appeals and Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation District; and the Indiana Holstein Association and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association.
Clayton will be missed by his wife, Carolyn; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Terry Anderson, of Webster; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Sandy Clark, of Hagerstown, and Clifford and Charlene Clark, of Richmond; 8 grandchildren, Derrick (Andrea) Clark, Deron (Angie) Clark, Dustin (Julie) Clark, Nanette (Daryl) Gardner, Tammy (Andrew) Fultz, Rich (Kristi) Anderson, Jamie (Michael) Mitchell, Wyatt (Segi) Clark; Breighann Owens; 12 great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Lauren, Avery, Jackson, Dathan, Davis, Chrissy, Cody, Chaia, Ethan, Gracie, Gavin and two more on the way; 1 sister, Bonnie Francis, of Columbia, South Carolina, and several nieces and nephews.
Clayton was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Ellis Clark and Eugene Clark.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Jacksonburg Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 4-8 p.m. Friday, September 11, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 707 South A Street, Richmond, IN 47374.