William L. Clayton

William L. Clayton (Bud), 96 was born December 22, 1924 and passed away September 26, 2021. He served in World War II in Germany and the Pacific. He was retired from The Gates Rubber Company. He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years Billie Jean Clayton, his parents John P. and Lydia J. Gutermuth and Jesse O. and Oris L. Clayton and brothers John Gutermuth, James Clayton, Robert Clayton, Richard Clayton and sisters Alma Clayton and Kathryn Mercer. He is survived by his three daughters, Pamela Sherman (Steve) of Lexington, Janet French (Steve) of Johnís Island, SC and Jill Hammer (Brian) of Elizabethtown; his grandchildren Josh Sherman, Justin Sherman (Becka), Kristian Thiem (Rusty), Kelsie Hamilton (Thomas) and Kyle Hammer (Hunter). His pride and joy, great grandchildren, Russell and Legare Thiem, Collins Sherman, Lilly Claire and Ellie Cate Hamilton. A sister Mary Helen Hampton and brother Steve Clayton(Carla). A private celebration of life was held on Thursday with the Reverend Audrey Myers officiating. Donations can be made in his memory to Memorial United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed at brownfuneral.com.

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