Fred Clayton, Jr., 74, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013 in a Chattanooga hospital.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was self employed as a farmer. He was a loving husband.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Clayton, Sr. and Hazel Pettit Clayton; and sister, Freda Clayton.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Peggy Clayton of Cleveland; special nephew, Bo Collins and wife Missy of Cleveland; special great-niece, Kealey Collins of Cleveland; and special friend, Joe McCoy of Cleveland.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home with the Reverend Frank Evans officiating. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 4 at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday, January 5.
Grissom Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.