ROBERT LEE Clayton Bloodworth, 79, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, after a short battle with cancer. Visitation will be all day, Friday, March 29, 2013, at the funeral home with family present from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Pecan Baptist Church with the Rev. William Hood officiating. Interment will follow in McKenzieville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons with all nephews as honorary pallbearers. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. Clayton was born on Nov. 10, 1933, as the youngest child of Horace Lee and Mary Walker Bloodworth. He lived in Silver, Texas, all of his life, except for the four years he spent serving in the United States Air Force from 1952 through 1956. He met the love of his life in 1950, when Pansy Post moved with her family to Silver from Louisiana. They were married on March 21, 1955. They were blessed with three children, Janice, Clay and Patty. Clayton worked for Sun Oil Company for many years until his retirement in 1988. Clayton was a kind and gentle man who loved his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all of his extended family. He enjoyed ranching and working off of the land which he did most of his life. He had a great love for all animals and they had a special bond with him. Clayton was very gifted with working with horses. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law Perry Post; brothers L.C., who passed away at the age of two, Allen Bloodworth and Raymond Bloodworth; sisters Daisy Price and Ruby Robertson; sisters-in-law Gertie and Francis Bloodworth and Farris White; and brothers-in-law J.C. Wallace, Willie Price, Waymon Robertson, Jim Post and Jesse White. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Pansy; his children, Janice Smith and husband Monte, Clay Bloodworth and wife Diana, Patty Schniers and husband Curtis; his grandchildren, Matthew Burnett, Jacob Burnett and wife Danielle, Erin Smith, Brad and Leslie Schniers, Chad Lane and wife Mandi, Lewis Hearn and wife Ashley; great-grandchildren Ryan, Braden, Danita, Kassidy, Kadence and Riley; mother-in-law Maxine Post; brother Ernest Bloodworth and wife Geneva; sister Jewell Wallace; brothers-in-law Stan Post and wife Anne, Mike Post and wife Kathy; and sister-in-law Betty Post. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. The family wishes to thank all of the doctors and staff of Lighthouse Hospice and wish to extend a special thanks to his hospice nurse, Dale, who spent countless hours at his side. Memorial contributions may be made to Robert Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Pecan Baptist Church.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Mar. 29 to Mar. 31, 2013