Gerald Donald Clayton
1941 - 2020
BORN
1941
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Gerald Donald Clayton, 79, of Gary passed away on December 30, 2020. Gerald was born on January 7, 1941, in Gary, to the late William Sr. and Clara B. (Curtis) Clayton. He was a 1960 graduate of Roosevelt High School. Gerald went on to attend Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He was united in marriage to Betty (Belcher), of Logan WV, on August 28, 1962. Gerald joined the Gary Police force in 1969, and served for 37 years, before retiring as Captain in 2006. He also served as FOP President for 2 terms. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Sr. and Clara, sister Claudia and brother William II. Gerald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty; their 4 children Gerald Jr. (Dawn), of Gary; Eboni (Jose), of Gary; Darryl (Shannon) of Toledo, OH and Derek (Barbara) of Menomonee Falls, WI; 2 sisters Adrienne Clayton of Salt Lake City, UT and Clara Taylor, of Chicago, IL; 13 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews many friend and extended family. Due to COVID, there will be no funeral or wake. There will be a Memorial service Saturday, January 9, 2021 from1:00-3:00 p.m. at Calvary Tabernacle Church, 621 S. Broad Street, Griffith, IN 46319 with Atlas Wedlow officiating. Mask Required.


Published by Post-Tribune on Jan. 6, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
9
Memorial service
1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
Calvary Tabernacle Church
621 S. Broad Street, Griffith, IN
Funeral services provided by:
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
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To Adrienne and Family,
You have our heartfelt condolences in the transition of your Beloved Brother, Gerald. May the fond memories help sustain you in the months to come.

Yours in Christ
Jimmie & Daisy Richmond Curtis
Acquaintance
January 13, 2021
Deepest condolences to the Family.R.I.P. Jerry
Lewis Thornton
Friend
January 10, 2021
Dear Betty and family. We are saddened to hear about your loss. May God grant you comfort during this very difficult time.

George and Ryan Johnson
George M Johnson
Friend
January 7, 2021
Rest in peace
Coworker
January 7, 2021
Rest in peace Gerald. You have fought a good fight. You are in God's Loving Arms now.
Seeing you at Ralph Washington's 75th birthday party was actually our last class reunion.

Your 1960 classmate
Doris Newby Armstrong
Doris Newby Armstrong
Classmate
January 6, 2021
Betty & family,

Gerald's at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort, read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. We had some good conversations wayyy back in the day. May The Creator bring you peace during this time.
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
Coworker
January 6, 2021
Sorry to hear of the lost of your loved one. I will be praying for the family.
Gwendolyn Hemphill
Acquaintance
January 6, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Will Hargrove
Acquaintance
January 6, 2021
Farewell my best buddy, potna in crime, and greatest road dawg I ever had In life. The last time we talked, I was able to say thank you for all you gave to me in life. Thank you for the adventures, fun, guidance, love, and just being a friend to me. I will hold onto all you gave to me. I will see you at the crossroads, Sarge!
January 6, 2021
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