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Gene Moody Clayton, 67, of Cleveland, passed away on November 5, 2014. Mr. Clayton was born on April 23, 1947 in Stanly County to the late Daniel Moody Clayton and Virginia Ridenhour Clayton.
Gene worked as a truck driver for Lane Construction and was a very self sufficient man. He enjoyed working on cars, going fishing, and liked anything that went fast. Gene loved spending time with his friends and family and was always making everyone laugh.
He is survived by his son, Daniel Moody Clayton of Stanly County; two brothers, Mickey Clayton and wife Sharon of Cabarrus County, and Horace Clayton and wife Linda of Mecklenburg County; a sister, Sue Fort of Stanly County; a grandson, 8 year old Zackery Hunter Clayton “Big Block”; and his girlfriend and companion, Freida Locklear of Cleveland.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday November 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Freedom Holiness Church, 20244 US 52 Hwy S Albemarle NC 28001, conducted by Pastor Brian Harris. The family will receive friends following the service at Freedom Holiness Church in Norwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital ( https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=14262&pID=24671 ) or by mail at (262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN, 38105).
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury and Charlotte is assisting the Clayton family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.