Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
February 11, 2013 10:56 am EST


CENTERBURG — A memorial service for Randy Clayton, 57, of Centerburg, will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the House of New Hope, 8135 Mount Vernon Road, St. Louisville, with Pastor Roger Crego officiating. Immediately following the service there will be a gathering for friends and family until 8 p.m.

Randy died Feb. 9, 2013, at his residence after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born April 9, 1955, in Croton, to the late Giles R. and Norma J. (Law) Clayton. Randy was employed by Law General Contracting. He was known as a one-man band playing guitar and banjo in the area for 20 years. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with family and friends telling stories. Randy also liked restoring old John Deere tractors and machinery.

He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Diana L. (Schonauer) Clayton of Centerburg; sisters and brother-in-law, Rhonda and Rephard Reed of Centerburg, Cherie Green of Galena; niece, Brandy (Bill) Sullivan of Johnstown; great-nieces, Rachel Lippert and Sierra Sullivan; great-nehpew, C.J. Sullivan; mother-in-law, Pat Schonauer of Centerburg; father-in-law, Dick (Debbie) Schonauer of Centerburg; aunts, uncles, cousins and many close friends.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058-9909; or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2225 City Gate Drive, Suite E, Columbus, OH 43219.

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Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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