Funeral services for Mr. James Devaughan Clayton, age 87, of Manchester,
TN will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 18, 2017, at
Manchester Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Day officiating. Burial will
follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends
from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the funeral
home. Mr. Clayton passed away on Thursday, December 14 at his residence
surrounded by his loved ones.
Devaughan was born in Lawrence Co., TN, the son of the late Earl and
Velma Clayton. He was a welder for Pittsburg Demoin Steele, and a member
of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He had a knack for digging ginseng,
loved wood working, and could build or repair any type of furniture. He
was a mason for over 50 years in the Scottish Rite 33rd Degree.
In addition to his parents, Devaughan was preceded in death by one son,
Ricky Clayton; one brother, Michael Clayton; and one sister, Annette
Zumbro. He is survived by his loving wife, Patsy Clayton; two daughters,
Linda (Bobby) Duke and Devona (Bill) Dettinger; one step-son, David
Jones; one brother, Patrick Clayton; four grandchildren, Brant and Dane
Dettinger and Trent and Clay Duke; and three great-grandchildren, Austin,
Bailey, and Paisley Duke.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in James’s
name to Hospice Compassus, 1805 N. Jackson Street, Suite 11, Tullahoma,
Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve The Clayton family.