Sgt. Major Edward Lee Clay

February 2, 1952May 15, 2021

Edward Lee Clay, 69, of Georgetown, KY, formerly of Stephenson, WV passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021. Born February 2, 1952 in Saulsville, WV; He was the son of the late Ted Clay and Naomi Brown Clay. Edward was a retired veteran Sgt. Major working as the 77th Brigade Operations Sgt. Major In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Mable Darlene Clay; son, Adam Scott Clay and sister, Jackie Clay Hill. Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Chris Clay; three grandchildren, Michalee, Brittaney, Corey and wife, Allison and Stacy Clay the mother of the grandchildren; three great grandchildren, Bentley, Dylan and Lukah; brother, Ted Clay; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Services to celebrate the life of Edward Clay will be held 12:00pm Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the Saulsville Baptist Church with Pastor Michael Knotts officiating. Fellow servicemen will be serving as pallbearers. Following the service, Edward will be laid to rest at the George Washington Shrewsbury Cemetery on Barkers Ridge. Friends may gather with the family from 11:00am until time of the service Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations of sympathy be made to the Saulsville Baptist Church in Edward’s honor. Online condolences and other information can be found at Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Crematorium, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley is honored to be serving the family.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 22, 2021


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Mary Beth Cook

May 21, 2021

I have fond memories of my cousin Eddie and his wife Darlene coming to visit my family when tbeir son Scott was just a tiny baby. Eddie was a very devoted father, and I know his family is going to miss him very much. Our prayers are with you all.

Kenny Clay

May 20, 2021

My deep condolences to Ed's family. I remember Ed most as the battalion master gunner running the tank ranges. He influenced me to join the 150th Cav. A great patriot and soldier. Rest in peace.

Olaf Shibusawa

May 20, 2021

My condolences to SGM Clay’s family. He was a true patriot and I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who knew the M1 tank like he did.


May 19, 2021

i worked with Ed while he was at Logan and Williamson, WV. He was an honorable soldier and a fantastic person to be associated with. He will be missed so much.

Greg Wilcoxon

May 19, 2021

I am saddened to hear of Ed’s passing. He was a tremendous soldier, great mentor and most of all my friend. I will cherish our military service together. My God look after you now.

Brenda (Martin) Thorn

May 19, 2021

So sorry to hear about the passing of my classmate. Class of 69. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP Eddie Love and Prayers

Tracy Winders

May 19, 2021

To the Clay Family, I am so sorry for your loss, I served we Ed back in the day.

Allen & Charlene Cook

May 17, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. Praying for comfort for you and the family. It is tough giving up your loved ones but the memories sustains us. Keep them close to your heart and they will forever will be with you. 🙏🙏🙏💚💚💚