- October 30, 1939 - January 21, 2013
- Joy, Arkansas
of Charles' Passing
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“My deepest sympathany goes to the Clay family as they laid to rest one of the greatest guys I had the pleasure of meeting. Leon will always have a...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Theresa Burnett Jordan
“My condolences to the Clay family. Leon was a good guy.
3 of 18 | Posted by: Travis Holden - Rose Bud, AR
“Leon was a wonderful man. I'm sorry for the Clay family's loss.
4 of 18 | Posted by: Leslie Holden - ROSE BUD, AR
“My deepest regrets to the Clay family. Leon was a great man. I have the utmost respect for him and am thankful he touched my life. The world was a...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Gary Goodwin - NLR, AR - Friend
“I remember being welcomed in the Clay's home & learning to water ski during an outing with the clay family one summer many years ago. Such a...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Tawana Fox - Mayflower, AR
“My thoughts are with all of the Clay family. I hated to hear that Mr. Clay had passed away. He will truly be missed by all that knew & loved him....Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Tawana Fox
“Troy and I were both so sorry to read of Leon's passing in todays paper. I don't know how many times Troy has said Leon and I need to go see Bill...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Troy and Caroline Biggs - Austin, AR
“Leon will truly be missed by my family. He was one of the first people that we met when we moved to Joy. He welcomed us with open arms and became...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Robin Wilson - Searcy, AR
“Shirley, We will miss Leon so, very much. I always wanted to have that "yard sit time." I am sad that we didn't make it happen. He was always so good...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Tom and Jill Holaday - Searcy, AR
“I was so saddened by the news of Leon passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I so loved Leon and Shirley.
11 of 18 | Posted by: Roberta Mosley - Friend
“Shirley and family (particularly Ronnie), My heart goes out to you. It isn’t every day we lose someone as unique and special as Leon Clay!! The...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Paula Sparr - Sherwood, AR
“I really enjoyed working with Leon while on the fire dept. He will be missed. Praying for your family.
13 of 18 | Posted by: Shellie Brown - Searcy, AR
“Leon was one of my best friends in school. I don't recall him ever getting into serious trouble, but he had a lot of fun and was fun to be with. I...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Richard Rodgers - Romance, AR
“Shirley, So sorry to hear, wish we could be there, please know our thoughts and prayers our with you. Sharon Rose and Brent Brown
15 of 18 | Posted by: sharon clay brown - FL - family
“Miss.Shirley, I am sorry to hear of your loss, he was such a joy to be around and always had a smile on his face. I know we will all be with him...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: debra ross - friend
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
I know we will all be with Leon again one day!
I Love You
17 of 18 | Posted by: Newton Wright - Life Long Friend
“Shirley Ron and I are praying for you and your family. Leon was such a great man and will be missed by many. We just have to look at it that God...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Georgia Beal Tucker - clarksville, AR
Charles Leon Clay, 73 passed away January 21, 2013 at his residence. He was born October 30, 1939 in Joy, Arkansas to the late Ervin H. Clay and Opal Holden Clay.
Mr. Clay was a member of the Mt. Hebron Baptist Church for 60 years. He also served at the Joy Mountain Fire Department for 25 years. He took pleasure in bowling and was a long time member of the Searcy Bowling League. He was a cattle farmer for many years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will truly be missed by all those who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Shirley Clay of the home; two sons, Michael Clay (Donna) of Joy, Arkansas, and Ronnie Clay of Indonesia; one daughter, Donna Martinez (Richard) of Jacksonville, Arkansas; and one sister, Barbara Hill (Don) of Jacksonville, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Lance, Ashley, Frank, and April; two great grandchildren, Cody and Kristin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and James Clay.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, January 23rd from 6-8 PM at the Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24th at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Joy, Ark. under the direction of Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home with burial following at Mt. Hebron Cemetery.