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.