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VERLIN M. CLAY


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VERLIN M. CLAY Obituary
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Verlin Max Clay passed away May 3, 2018. He was born February 15, 1929, the son of the late Charles Lyal and Gladys Bonnette Clay in Barboursville, W.V. He was educated in the Barboursville schools and while at Barboursville High School he played all sports and was a member and fullback on the 1946 State Championship Football Team. He also took part in school plays and was a member of the All State High School Chorus in 1947. Max also graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, W.V. He was one of the co-founders of the modern Barboursville Volunteer Fire Dept. and served as Fire Chief from 1952 to 1967. He also served on the Barboursville City Council, was a Kentucky Colonel, an honorary member of the National Fire Chiefs Assoc. and an honorary State Fire Marshall. Max was active in the Boy Scouts, little league baseball and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Max worked for and retired from Union Carbide Corp. and was working in Dallas, TX at the time of his retirement. He then worked for Plano ISD for 14 years. He was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church. At the time of his death he was a member of the First United Methodist Church Plano.

Max was married to the love of his life, Sarah Thomas Clay for 69 years and they have four sons, Chuck Clay (Marci), Rod Clay, Bobby Clay (Cindy) & Paul Clay (Kim); six grandchildren, Kevin Clay, Jodi Wages (Brance), Emily Willis (Brent), Ethan clay, Zachary Clay and Trevor Clay along with 5 beautiful great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at First United Methodist Church Plano on Monday, May 7, 2018 with visitation from 10am-11am, service to begin at 11:00am and burial to follow at Plano Mutual Cemetery.

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Published in Star Local Media from May 4 to May 10, 2018
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