Obituary of Ralph J. Clayton
Ralph J. Clayton, 88, of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
Born in Newark to the late Ralph and Victoria Clayton, he was a long time Point Pleasant resident. He also lived in Onancock, VA and in Manchester since 2018.
Ralph worked as a master carpenter and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 2018.
He was a charter member of Point Pleasant Fire Company No. 2; a former member and past trustee of Holly Baptist Church; and was a skilled decoy carver.
He was predeceased by his son, Scott Clayton; granddaughter, Amber MacPherson; and brother, Howard Clayton.
Surviving are his beloved wife of nearly sixty-eight years, Helen Brower Clayton; two sons, Bryan Clayton and his wife, Dana of Manahawkin and Gary Clayton of Tacoma, WA; and two daughters, Sharon Clayton of Dunnellon, FL and Merrilee Clayton of Lanoka Harbor. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Jessica, Sean, Nicole, Ricky, Courtney, and Skylyn; four great-grandchildren, Brandon, Katelyn, Gavin, and Ethan; and sister-in-law, Joyce Elmer.
Cremation will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the Popcorn Park Animal Shelter www.ahscares.org/Contentpage/169
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