Wm. David Clayton
Wm. David Clayton
  • April 13, 1936 - December 8, 2017
  • Wilmington, North Carolina

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David Clayton, 81, passed away suddenly Friday December 8, 2017 after a courageous battle with vascular dementia. He was born in Roxboro, NC on April 13, 1936 to William Wright Clayton and Mabel Hatcher Clayton.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Kay Ann Clayton who passed away July 26, 2016, also his brothers Jerry Clayton and Joe Clayton.
He is survived by his two children; Teresa Crittenton of Mebane, NC, David Lee Clayton of Spencer, NC, four stepchildren; Cindy Poteat of Wilmington who was his main caregiver, Terry Barnhill of Burgaw, NC, Tracy Mozingo of Green Bay, WI, Mike Alwand of Los Angeles, CA, grandchildren; Tony Crittenton of Prospect Hill, NC, Chad Crittenton of Mebane, NC, Michele Klawitter of Sebring, FL, Precious Poteat of Cana, VA, Boston Benton of Wilmington, Eight great grandchildren, sister Ann Marshall of Durham, NC, brother Charles Clayton of Hillsborough, NC, and numerous nieces, nephews, family, friends, and his beloved dog Buddy.
David was a man of great faith and strength. He loved to play his guitar and sing about his faith through gospel music.
The family will receive family and friends from 6pm to 8pm on Monday December 11, 2017 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home located on Oleander Dr. A celebration of his life will be held 2pm on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28403. Immediately following the service the family will gather at Oleander Memorial Gardens for a short graveside service.
The family would like to thank the staff of Elderhaus Pace for the love, support, and care they gave not only to David, but to his family during his sickness and through this difficult time.
Condolences may be left online for the family at www.coblewardsmithwilmington.com