Clayton, Ernest "Ernie" E.

Retired After 50 Years As Press Operator For Starkey Printing

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ernest “Ernie” E. Clayton, 90, born December 2, 1919, in East Thetford, Vt., of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died on Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 5:15 p.m. at Memorial Hospital.

He was the son of the late Arthur and Lucy Clayton and was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Clayton and grandson, Andrew (Drew) Clayton.

He was a member of Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Ernest retired from Starkey Printing and had worked as a press operator for over 50 years.

Survivors include his two children, Jeanne Lord, of Soddy Daisy, David Clayton, of Rock Island, Tn., six grandchildren, David Videtto, Janice Darling, Joy Wendt, Mary King, Charles Clayton, Steven Clayton, eleven great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter, two sisters, Grace Shotwell, of Riverside, Ca., Louise Reynolds, of Decaturville, Tn., and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, at the Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor David Wendt officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on Monday at the church.

Ernest had a heart for spreading the gospel, and the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to: 3ABN, It Is Written, Amazing Facts or the charity of one’s choice.

Please share your thoughts and memories at Mem.com.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home – Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway.



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