Ralph Clayton

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

 

For condolences to the family please visit www.pableevertzfuneralhome.com

 

 

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