Mr. Walter Davis Clayton
Mr. Walter Davis Clayton, 79, of Eufaula, Alabama, died Thursday, January, 21, 2021 at Medical Center Barbour.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 3 P.M., at the Washington Street United Methodist Church. The Rev. Charlie Newman officiated and burial followed in Fairview Cemetery Addition with Chapman Funeral Home directing. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Washington Street United Methodist Church.
Born February 8, 1941 in Georgetown, Georgia, Mr. Clayton was the son of the late Elliott Davis and Laura Bates Clayton of Batesville and later Eufaula. Mr. Clayton worked for Alabama Power for 40 years. He started his career on the tree crew, worked many jobs in between and retired as an office manager. He was a member of the Alabama National Guard, the Clayton Kiwanis Club, the Clayton Water Board, Ducks Unlimited and the Alabama Power Company Energizers. Although he was dedicated to many things, he was most dedicated to his church and his family. At Washington Street United Methodist Church, he spent many years as a board member and in many served in many capacities. He spent thousands of days working at his beloved farm, Buckhill Farms, and enjoyed spending time there with his Myrna, children, friends and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years: Myrna Clayton of Eufaula, Alabama; his children: Phil (Mitzi) Clayton of Eufaula, Alabama, Shanna (Bill) Goff of Eufaula, Alabama, Meredith (Kip) Platt of Abbeville, Alabama; 7 grandchildren: Victoria (Brooks) Welk, Anna Goff, Stetson Platt, Sarah Hannah Platt, Annie Laura Clayton, Daniel Clayton, Elliott Clayton; 2 nieces: Christy (Ricky) McGilvary, of Eufaula, Alabama, Genna (Doug) Mitchell of Opelika, Alabama; 5 nephews: Steve (Rita) Rutland of Opelika, Alabama, Jay (Mary) Walker of Perry, Georgia, Clay (Keaton) Walker of Perry, Georgia, Donald (Kim) Gilman of Ashburn, Georgia, Greg (Charlotte) Gilman of Commerce, Georgia.
Active pallbearers were Donald Gilman, Greg Gilman, Jay Walker, Clay Walker, Daniel Clayton, Stetson Platt. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Ray Hagler and Scott Galbrath, Gerald Teal.