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Buddy Ray Clayton

August 16, 1940 — April 27, 2022


Buddy Ray Clayton, 81, of Laurel, Md. and Burlington, NC passed away at White Oak Medical Center on April 27, 2022. Born on August 16, 1940 in Mebane, NC, son of Thomas Albert and Eula Taylor Clayton, both deceased.

    Buddy served honorably in the United States Air Force from 1963 - 1967. He lived in Laurel, Md. and worked for the USPS from 1968 until retiring in 1993. Mr. Clayton is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ida Edwards Clayton and his children Jeffrey Clayton of Wilmington, NC and Elizabeth Clayton Correia of Hagerstown, Md. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his nine grandchildren, Casey, Lucas, Tyler, Alexis, Zachary, Evan, Travis, Mason, and Jameson. He is also survived by his brother Jimmy Clayton and two sisters, JoAnn Clayton and Linda Jacobs and many cherished cousins, nieces, and nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Grace Cole.

     Visitation will be held in Laurel, Md. at Donaldson’s Funeral Home on Saturday, April 30th from 2-4pm.

     A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 4:00PM at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:45-3:45 at the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Buddy Clayton to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

2:45 - 3:45 pm (Eastern time)

Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory

2205 S Church St, Burlington, NC 27215

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 7, 2022

4:00 - 4:45 pm (Eastern time)


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