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Charles Howard "Red" ClaytonApril 3, 1928 ~ May 7, 2017 (age 89)
Charles Howard "Red" Clayton, 89, of Grand Prairie Retirement Center in Macomb, formerly of Vermont, peacefully went to be with our Lord at 8:53 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born on April 3, 1928 to Charles Garnet and Abbie (Hott) Clayton in McDonough County. He married Marcile "Midge" Bowman in 1948 in Macomb and were happily married for 68 years.
He is survived by his spouse, Midge of Macomb, and his six children, Paulette and Dr. Gary Payne of Austin, Texas, Elaine Clayton of Galesburg, Michael and Pat Clayton of Walcott, Iowa, Mark and Mary Clayton of Ave Maria, Florida, Janet and Brad Hall of Vermont, and Karen and Thomas Akers of Carol Stream. He was fortunate to share a good part of his life with ten loving grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Red graduated from Industry High School in the class of 1946. He was a farmer, carpenter, and was employed at Haeger Lamp Company from which he retired in 1993.
He was a member and past trustee of the Vermont United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Farm Bureau.
Cremation rites have been accorded and private burial of ashes will be held at a later date in the Chockley Cemetery in Eldorado Township.
All are invited to join us in a Celebration of Life that will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at Wesley Village Community Center in Macomb for a time of fellowship, sharing and refreshments. Reverend Robert Greene will officiate. The family will meet with friends following the service from 10:30 to 12:00.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Grand Prairie Garden Fund or Mississippi Valley Blood Center.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.