OBITUARY

John D. Clayton Sr.

November 8, 1943January 8, 2020
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John D. Clayton, Sr., 76 passed away Wednesday January 8, 2020 at Merit Medical, Biloxi, Miss. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, uncle and nephew. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sharon M. Clayton; sons, Victor and wife Cynthia, Kenneth; sisters, Sharon A. Clayton, Brenda Carson, Linda Clayton; brother, Daniel Sheidler; grandchildren, Leslie Smith, Victoria Hutton, Lindsey Clayton, John Paul, Jose Lopez; great-grandchildren and very dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents; his oldest son, John D. Clayton, Jr.; grandson, Christopher; sisters, Vera Cardwell, Cynthia Winesett, Peggy LaGrand.

He was born in Umatilla, Florida. He was the oldest of eight children of Rudolph and Vera Clayton. He graduated from King High School. He worked at CSX Transportation for 40 years in Management and was on the Board of the Railroad and Industrial Federal Credit Union for 25 years. He loved people and made friends wherever he went. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be sorely missed by all.

A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories, 4207 East Lake Avenue, Tampa, Florida. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be held in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, 5048 East Lake Avenue, Tampa, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in his memory to The American Heart Association.

  • FAMILY

  • Rudolph Q. Clayton, Father (deceased)
  • Vera Vivian Wilson Clayton, Mother (deceased)
  • John D. Clayton, Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Christopher Smith, Grandson (deceased)
  • Vera Cardwell, Sister (deceased)
  • Cynthia Winesett, Sister (deceased)
  • Peggy LaGrand, Sister (deceased)
  • Sharon M. Clayton, Wife
  • Victor Clayton and wife, Cynthia, Son
  • Kenneth Clayton, Son
  • Leslie Smith, Granddaughter
  • Victoria Hutton, Granddaughter
  • Lindsey Clayton, Granddaughter
  • John Paul, Grandson
  • Jose Lopez, Grandson
  • Sharon A. Clayton, Sister
  • Brenda Carson, Sister
  • Linda Clayton, Sister
  • Daniel Sheidler, Brother
  • Also surviving are his great-grandchildren and very dear friends.

Services

18 January

Visitation

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories

4207 East Lake Avenue
Tampa, Florida

18 January

Funeral Service

3:00 pm

Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories

4207 East Lake Avenue
Tampa, Florida

Memories

John D. Clayton Sr.

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Jack Lopresto

January 14, 2020

I had the pleasure of working for John in the project shop I have a lot of respect for him he always treated me well it came as a shock to me of his passing he will be missed I'm deeply sorry for his family and pray for strength during these difficult times I am sorry to not be able to attend the service as I live in Tennessee now but God bless sincerely Jack Lopresto

Kenneth Dahms

January 14, 2020

I started at csx in 2000. Johnny was my boss. One very good boss,he looked after all of us at the project shop. He will be missed but not forgotten. Bess you. Ken Dahms(shipwreck)

Joseph and Wendy Villarosa

January 13, 2020

Our lord took home on of the good ones! 🙏🙏 Our hearts are heavy with sorrow at his passing!
We will miss your smile and that twinkle in your eyes 😥😥
Rest in Peace 💙💙💙💙

Stuart and bsrbara Lawton

January 11, 2020

John will be missed very much

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