Richard Lee Clayton of Rolla, Missouri passed away peacefully on Friday, December 14, 2018 at the age of 81. Richard was born on February 23, 1937 in Rolla, Missouri to the late Henry and Nora (Adams) Clayton. Richard was united in marriage to the love of his life, Helen “Fredine” (Harris) Clayton on April 20, 1957; this union was blessed with three children. Richard retired from the C. J. Patterson Company in Rolla, MO after thirty-two years of service. Once he retired he wanted to volunteer as a bus driver for the Rolla Public School District, but volunteering wasn’t allowed; he accepted payment for his service, saved up his money and bought a new truck. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending the cold Missouri winters in the warm Arizona sun, riding horses, ATV’s and motorcycles. He was a St. Louis Cardinal’s fan and was never with out a pet dog. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. Richard is survived by his loving wife of sixty-one years, Fredine Clayton of the home; children, Guy (Rebecca) Clayton of Rolla, MO, Melody Clayton of Boonville, MO and Rebecca (Chance) Shaw of Pollard, AR; grandchildren, Amanda, Holly and Angel. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his sister Mary; brothers, Oscar, Kenneth, Paul, Loel and Bobby. Funeral Services for Richard Lee Clayton will be held at 1:00PM on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Rolla Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary, Rolla, Missouri. Interment will be held in the Rolla City Cemetery, Rolla, Missouri. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service on Monday, December 17, 2018 from 11:00AM until service time at 1:00PM with a Masonic Service at 10:30AM, also at the Rolla Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary, Rolla, Missouri. For online condolences please visit www.jamesgahrmortuary.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Richard Lee Clayton please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Richard Lee Clayton February 23 1937 December 14 2018.
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