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Thomas Leon Clayton

1938 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Thomas Leon Clayton Obituary
Thomas Leon Clayton, 76, of Gilmer passed away Monday, July 7, 2014, at his residence. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Thursday, July 17, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas. Pastor David Berryhill will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Diana. Memorials: In lieu of flowers and in his honor, memorial contributions may be made to the , P.O. Box 520, Gilmer, Texas 75644. Thomas was born June 11, 1938, in Bowie to Ocie Leon and Lora Mae Clayton. He graduated from Bowie High School and Baylor University and was a graduate of the FBI Academy. He served with honor in the U.S. Navy, dedicated 13 years with the Texas Department of Public Safety and taught criminal justice at Tarrant County Community College. He retired as a captain from the DFW Airport DPS. He was a lifetime member of the Ashland Masonic Lodge #1138 and a member of Diana United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Ocie Clayton and Lora May Fuller. Survivors: Thomas is loved and missed by his wife, Yvonne Clayton; sons, Valdon L. Clayton and Barry L. Clayton; daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Paul R. Ozment; stepfather, D.B. Fuller; sister, Janice Swaim and husband, Carroll; stepbrother, Kenneth Fuller and wife, Sandra; grandchildren, Brad R. Clayton, Candace C. Edwards, Jason H. Ozment and Jeremiah P. Ozment; and great-grandchildren, Asher Clayton Edwards, Regan Rodriguez, Piper Ozment and Londyn Ozment.
Published in Star-Telegram on July 15, 2014
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