Henderson: Mr. George Donald Clayton, age 84, died Monday, 22, 2023 at his home in Henderson.
He was born in the Montezuma Community of Chester County, TN on January 6, 1939, to the late George Rush and Lola Bee Clayton. He was their only child, but his first cousin Dennis became his little brother.
In his early years he was a truck driver for the Cotton Gin. Later he worked at Sealtest Dairy Products for many years. In the early 70’s, he partnered with Jack Johnson and formed Johnson & Clayton Exxon where they serviced farmers, loggers and surrounding country stores with gasoline and diesel fuel. He retired in 2005 to have more time for enjoying life.
He married Stacy Nelson on December 4, 1982.
He was an avid water-skier, fisherman and bird hunter. He loved his family, going to the Tennesee River and his Labradors.
He is survived by his wife Stacy Clayton of Henderson; a daughter Daphne Hunt (Rusty) of Henderson; a chosen daughter Gina Smith of Lavina, TN; a grandson Adam Hunt; a chosen granddaughter Destiny Morris; two great grandsons Coady Wadley and Sladen Hunt; and a chosen brother Dennis Miller of Henderson.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson’s, Crook Ave. Chapel with Michael Rickenbacker officiating. Burial will follow in Montezuma Methodist Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Crook Ave. Chapel from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM service time on Wednesday.
Shackelford Funeral Directors