Kuiper Funeral Home

9039 Kleinman Road, Highland, IN


Jorge "Chicken" Clayburn

November 4, 1982June 15, 2020

Jorge “CHICKEN” T. Clayburn, Age 37, of Merrillville, IN, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 15, 2020 at his home. Jorge was born on November 4, 1982 in Vernon, TX. Throughout his childhood he was very inquisitive. His parents can remember him discovering things and taking items apart to know how they worked. He graduated from Highland High School and enjoyed working at Bill’s Produce. During that time he decided to complete his Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. Shortly after graduation he entered in to the Local 697 Electrical Union and completed his apprenticeship. He has been a loyal union member ever since. Jorge loved what he did and the country he lived in. A true American proud to have his freedom. His time outside of work was spent with his beloved dog outdoors, various target practice sessions, camping and memories with his countless nieces and nephews. Jorge will be truly missed by all who were able to know him. He leaves behind his loving parents, Bob and Sandi Lazur Hisson; siblings: Robert J. Hisson Jr., Karen A. Hisson, Brandon J. (Hope) Clayburn, Vanessa (Adam) Kolish, and Tiffani A. Clayburn; niece and countless nephews: Landon, Kaedan, Levy, Jordan, William, Riley, Indy, Abigail, Hunter, Xander, Georgie; maternal grandmother Betty Lazur, and paternal grandmother Patricia Hisson; and his best friend Freki the Belgian shepherd. Jorge is welcomed in to eternity by his maternal grandfather George J. Lazur and paternal grandfather Thomas J. Hisson. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 3PM – 7 PM at Kuiper Funeral Home – 9039 Kleinman Rd. Highland, IN 46322. A funeral service and words of remembrance will take place that evening on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 6PM. Pastor Randy Harrison will be officiating. Cremation will follow per the families’ wishes. Kuiper Funeral Home is entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Please visit www.KuiperFH.com to leave kind words of condolences along with memories.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service Words of Reflection

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Jorge "Chicken" Clayburn

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Vanessa Kolish

June 21, 2020

Jorge dancing with me at my wedding