Jimmie-Clayton Sr.-Obituary

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Jimmie L. Clayton Sr.

Aug 1, 1946 - Feb 2, 2019 (Age 72)

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I wish there were more Jim's in the world. He was a very friendly person always willing to lend a helping hand, one day our dog got out and Jim and his granddaughter was right there to try and help us get him. When ever you called on Jim you knew he would be there. He will greatly be missed as a good friend and neighbor.

The Barber Family

I've been living next to Jim going on 3 years... Jim was one of the very first neighbors we met.... very nice man.... I'll miss you Jim.....
Charles B

Hey dad, I love you....

To the Clayton family.

So sorry for your loss! Worked with Jimmie on the LFD ! He was a good guy! My thoughts are with you all! :(

I do not have a memory growing up without you I love you very much and I know I will see you again until then rest easy and give all the family you are with now my love

Jimmie Jr, , Randy and Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers of peace and comfort. I'll always remember him from his time working at #4.
Sincerely,
Wanda Fleming

Jim, I will never forget you. God bless you.

HEY JIM, YOU WERE A CHARACTER , OUR BIRTHDAYS ON THE SAME DAY, YOU ALWAYS MADE SURE YOU TOLD ME THAT WHEN WE SAW EACH OTHER, SAY HI TO MABEL AND RONDA WHEN YOU SEE THEM AND THE REST OF THE KELLY CLAN AND TO MY MOM AND DAD ALSO A BIG HUG WHEN YOU SEE THEM. BE AT PEACE

Love you grandpa , wish you could be here so I could tell you everything thats going on right now

Obituary

Jimmie's Obituary

Jimmie L. Clayton, Sr., 72, of Lafayette, passed away at 5:32 pm Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 at Franciscan Health St. Elizabeth East, Lafayette.

He was born August 1, 1946, in Lafayette, to the late Chester and Thelma (Fritz) Clayton. He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1963 – 1966. Jimmie married the love of his life, Mabel M. Clayton on August 17, 1964, in St. Joseph, MI. She preceded him in death on March 27, 2014. Together they raised three children; Jimmie Clayton Jr., Randy Clayton, and Ronda (Clayton) Huffman.

Jimmie was a Lafayette Fire Fighter for 26 years, retiring in September 1999. Jimmie loved going metal detecting and going to firing ranges to play with his toys. Jimmie especially loved his family. He was kind and made time for anyone and would lend a helping hand to anyone, regardless of where they were.

He is survived by two sons, Jimmie (Rae) Clayton Jr., and Randy Clayton of Holland, MI; 2 sisters, Francis Mullendore and Joanna Barker, both of Lafayette; 8 grandchildren, Leeanne Clayton, Jessica Hoenstine, Sarah-Elizabeth Miller, Aaliyah Kelly, Arshanti Kelly, Veronica Clayton and Lydia Pearson, all of Lafayette, and Drew Clayton of Holland, MI; 3 great-grandchildren, Gabrial Hoenstine, Loki Bowsman and Kairi Hines all of Lafayette.

Along with his wife and his parents, Jimmie was preceded in death by his daughter, Ronda Huffman.

Memorial contributions in Jimmie’s name may be given to the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 7, 2019 with Last Alarm Service beginning at 7:30 pm at Soller-Baker Funeral Home, Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd, Lafayette.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 am, Friday, February 8, 2019 at Soller-Baker Funeral Home, Lafayette Chapel with Pastor Tom Camp officiating. Interment will follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, 1718 W. 350 N., West Lafayette.

 

 

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