WILLIAM CULLON CLAYTON, JR. , age 72 of Thorsby, passed away on July 13, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Jefferson County on December 29, 1948; the son of the late William Cullon Clayton, Sr. and the late Bessie Lee Sharritt Townsend.
He was a former security guard with American Cast Iron Pipe Company with 37 years of service. He honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam Conflict, and also served in the Alabama National Guard. He was also a minister and loved going to church, serving God, and preaching the Gospel.. He loved spending time outside sitting on the porch, fishing, and camping with his kids and grandchildren. His greatest love was spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and his great grandchild.
He is survived by: Wife, Nancy Freeman Clayton of Thorsby; Son, Jimmy Dale Clayton of Thorsby; Son, Joseph Donald Clayton of Thorsby; Son, Cullon Dewayne Clayton of Thorsby; Son, Kevin Lee Clayton of Thorsby; 7 Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandchild; and Sister, Betty Lou Watts of Dora.
He is preceded in death by: Father, William Cullon Clayton, Sr.; Mother, Bessie Townsend; and Brother, William Marion Clayton.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 2:00pm from the Chapel of Ellison Memorial Funeral Home in Clanton.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Burial with military honors will follow in the Shelby Memory Gardens in Calera, AL.
Final care and arrangements entrusted to the Ellison Memorial Funeral Home of Clanton, AL.
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