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Wallace Berry Clayton

Wallace Berry Clayton, 88, of Oxford died Monday, March 21,2022 at Laurels of Chatham in Pittsboro, NC.

Wallace was born in Helena, in Person County, the son of the late Willie MacDonald Clayton and Ethel Clayton Clayton. He was educated in Person County, graduated from Helena High School, attended Louisburg College and served as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

After military service, Mr. Clayton began a career with Farm Bureau Insurance. He served as Agency Manager in its first office in Granville County in 1957 and thereafter, helping so many people in Granville County with their insurance needs and making sure they were treated fairly by his company. Since his retirement in 2005, he has been missed in that capacity. He hired and taught many others in Granville County to be insurance agents. For years, he was active in the American Legion, VFW, Civitans, Jaycees and attended Oxford Baptist Church.

Wallace will be remembered for his ability to show concern and be a generous friend to so many people.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 9,2022 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford.

Mr. Clayton is survived by a son, Wallace Bradley Clayton of Oxford; a daughter, Franchelle Virginia Clayton Stevens and husband Todd Stevens of Cary; and grandchildren, Wallace Nickolas Clayton, Winona Juliana Clayton, Hudson John Stevens and Brooklyn Joy Stevens. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Joyce Anne Howell Lawhon and husband Buck Lawhon of Murrells Inlet, SC. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Herman and Carlyle Clayton of Timberlake and Thomas Clayton of Hurdle Mills.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 9,2022 at 2:00 PM at Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford. You may access the memorial service by clicking on the following link:
Memorial Service: https://vimeo.com/697758613

Friends and family are invited to offer tributes and stories about Mr. Clayton to commemorate his life. A reception at the Shrine Club in Oxford will be held following the memorial service and all attendees are invited to come and celebrate Mr. Clayton’s life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to https://www.thebrotherhoodofwarriors.org, his sons nonprofit organization for combat, wounded and their families.

9 Comments

  • Sonny Belcher Posted March 24, 2022 10:33 pm

    My deepest sympathies to his family, especially Franchelle and Brad! I consider Wallace my closest friend! We were friends for the past 65 years, I am very sorry that I could not spend more time with him the past couple of years. All of the nicest things he has done for every one over the years, but for me the nicest thing was, when Wallace loaned me his blue convertible, to take my mother to Canada.

    Wallace is missed and loved by every one!

  • Jackie sholar Posted March 25, 2022 12:59 am

    I am truly sorry to here about the passing of mr.Clayton.He was one of the nicest and sincere person that I knew. I will always remember the times we had out at the driving range. With me being from Kentucky,and away from home for 3 to 4 months he always made me feel at home . I will always cherish the good times we had together and with Brad who I consider a brother. Rest In Peace Mr.Clayton you be greatly missed.

  • Ben Currin Posted March 25, 2022 9:49 am

    RIP my good friend, Wallace Clayton. Spent lots of time with Wallace when I returned to Oxford from 2002 – 2016. I knew Wallace growing up, but in the end, we became really great friends & neighbors!!!! Prayers for the family……

  • Nat Sandlkng Posted March 25, 2022 1:38 pm

    Always look up to Wallace with my career with Farm Bureau. Considered him as my friend and my mentor God bless my friend. Prayers to The family

  • ernie averett Posted March 25, 2022 2:16 pm

    A fine man in every way . Always cheerful and ready to converse. RIP old friend.

  • Kim Wilkerson Buck Posted March 26, 2022 8:42 pm

    Sending much love in the loss of your dear dad in deepest sympathy with prayers.,My dad & family loved Wallace so very much and enjoyed so many fun road trips, laughs, and times together. Wallace was the best in loving others and care for so many. He always had a great faith, love for his family and friends, kind smile, and funny stories to share. Wallace helped us so much when we lost my dad and his best friend. He was so proud of his kids and grandkids he bragged about in later years when I was in town visiting my Aunt. Wallace will be greatly missed as was one of a kind!

  • Kim Wilkerson Buck Posted March 26, 2022 8:43 pm

    Sending much love in the loss of your dear dad in deepest sympathy with prayers.,My dad & family loved Wallace so very much and enjoyed so many fun road trips, laughs, and times together. Wallace was the best in loving others and care for so many. He always had a great faith, love for his family and friends, kind smile, and funny stories to share. Wallace helped us so much when we lost my dad and his best friend. He was so proud of his kids and grandkids he bragged about in later years when I was in town visiting my Aunt. Wallace will be greatly missed as he was one of a kind!

  • Jugrette Timberlake Whitt Posted March 27, 2022 7:59 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to Brad and Franchelle in the loss of your Dad. Wallace was a very special person and I enjoyed being in school
    with him for twelve years at Helena. We had a small class and always said we were just like brothers and sisters. Sorry to say there are not many of us left. We had many good times at class reunions and Wallace was the life of the party. Rest well my friend.

  • Robert & Alice Worthington Posted April 4, 2022 5:55 am

    Franchelle and Brad our thoughts and prayers are for you in the loss of your father. We were with the Farm Bureau family for 42 years and thought a lot of your father and so did our sons who are with Farm Bureau now. Franchelle we were on a Farm Bureau trip in Williamsburg when you decided to come early and you were born on the Round Table trip and when we ladies went down stairs the next morning to go on our shopping sphere we were informed that Joyce would not be going with us because you decided to be born during the night in Williamsburg.

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