LYNDON – Clarence “Jack” Clayton, 84, of Lyndon, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at his home.
Jack was born on Sept. 9, 1929, in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Luther and Maggie (Ackerage) Clayton. He married Avalon Scanlan on June 15, 1952, in Rock Falls. She preceded him in death on Dec. 13, 2000. Jack farmed in the Morrison and Mount Carroll areas for many years. He was employed by Parrish-Alford Wire Mill and RB&W in Rock Falls for several years. Jack was known for his yard crafts, windmills, wishing wells, and wagons. He loved playing Keno. He proudly served his country in the Marine Corps.
Survivors include one son, James (Brenda Sue) Clayton of Lyndon; seven grandchildren, Angela Jarman, Tanya (Tony) Jennings, James Clayton, Kati (Rene) Mora, Kristopher Rippy, Eddy Hamilton, and Sophia Hamilton; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He also was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Clayton; one daughter, Kimberely Hamilton; and one granddaughter, Maggie Clayton-Shoptaugh.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. A private family burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.