Sherman Clay

Sherman Clay Jr.

HEBRON: Sherman Clay Jr. passed away on October 6, 2013 in Newark, Ohio.

He was born in Buckeye Lake, Ohio on March 11, 1931 to Sherman and Mary (Griffith) Clay.

Services, celebrating his life will be held Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11:00am at Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service in Kirkersville, Ohio. Calling hours are Wednesday, October 9,2013 from 4-8pm. Memorial gifts can be offered to the American Legion Post 285, Hebron Ohio. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Evelyn (Ours) Clay; children, Cheryl (James) Maslowski, Rev. Randy (Sue) Clay, Philip Clay, Penny (John) Slater and Glenna (Mark) Jones; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma Pillow, Mary Louise Dill, Julia (Jack) Schmeitzel; many brother and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Everett and Zella Ours; brothers-in-law, Melvin Pillow, David Dill; and sister-in-law, Becky Ours.

Sherman was a 1948 graduate of Hebron High School and Korean War Veteran. He resided in Hebron/Buckeye Lake most is life and was a 60+ member of Hebron Lions Club.

He retired from Matesich Distributing Co. years ago and operated County Fair Foods, currently Clay's Cafe, in Hebron. For over 45 years he operated Sherm & Mel's French Fries at the Fairfield County Fair. It seems only fitting he wanted to pass way during fair week in Lancaster.

An on-line guest register and video tribute are available at


Funeral Home

Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Services - Hebron
108 North 7th Street Hebron, OH
(740) 928-5391

Published in the Advocate on Oct. 8, 2013