Charles Eugene Clayton, 82, passed away on July 12, 2021. Service will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas.
Charles was born on February 25, 1939, in Indio, California. Charles grew up in Wasco, California, and graduated from Wasco High School in 1957. Charles met the love of his life Edith, and they were married on February 9, 1965, in Germany. Some of his hobbies were hunting, fishing and casinos. His great love was his two boys and he loved telling anyone who would listen on how proud he was of his boys.
Charles served our country proudly for twenty-three years as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Army. He loved being a soldier and served in combat in Viet Nam. His decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal along with many other service awards. He was proud to be a “soldier’s soldier,” and he lived every day of his life gratified for the time he dedicated to the military. After his retirement he continued to serve his country as a civilian working in the Test Command for twenty years.
Charles Eugene Clayton was preceded in death by his Wife, Edith Clayton, Grandson, Roy Clayton Jr., Parents Cynthia and Jesse Barker, Brothers RC Clayton and Billy John Clayton, and Sister Darlene Mercado.
He is survived by his Sons, Charles F. Clayton (Tammy Clayton), Roy Clayton (Melinda Clayton); Granddaughters Christina Wong (Carlos Wong); Madison Clayton, Morgan Clayton, Brittney Allen; Grandson, Joshua Geagley; Great Grandson, Anthony Ocasio and Great Granddaughter, Liliana Ocasio.
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