Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails...
  • 69 years old
  • Born on May 8, 1947 in Gary, Indiana, United States.
  • Passed away on May 26, 2016 in Wallburg, North Carolina, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of Clay, "Hunnybunny", Dad, Grandpa.  He passed away to Bob Dylan playing in the background surrounded by his family.  He was gentle, kind and soft spoken, a "jack of all trades" and ALWAYS there when you needed him to be.  We are going to miss him more than we can even imagine at this point.  Our prayers are answered that he is no longer suffering from the pain that cancer created in his body!  He passed away just 2 months and 3 days after his diagnosis and we are all truly heartbroken.  We love you to the moon and back and can't wait to see you again!!!!  
There will be a memorial held at the family home on Monday May 30th. 

Posted by Jay Tomes on 26th May 2017
Jesus, please bless Anna Earley today in a supernatural way that only You can! Give her Your peace that passes all understanding! As we all reflect today on the great husband, provider of the family, father, and friend that Clay was, let us all find a way to celebrate his life and what he meant to us. In Your name, AMEN!
Posted by Sandy Earley on 31st May 2016
One of Clay's Accomplishments was he was Always a FRIEND! Over the past few months it was really great to connect with the People who were important to Clay.The stories were endless and brought back ALOT of MEMORIES which were "locked away".The man who was so Knowledgeable on Just about everything~was taken too soon but. One of Clay's phrases at Domino's Pizza was "Get em and Go"~ Clay~Really going to Miss you BUT You will Live on in Our Hearts Forever❤❤❤❤❤✌Thanks for being so AWESOME!!
Posted by Patsy Woody on 29th May 2016
Clay you were an exceptional person from the first time we saw each other. One that made an impression that you would not soon forget. It was years since we had seen each other, but that will not deminish how I feel knowing that is no longer possible. I will sadly miss you!
Posted by Chris Clow on 27th May 2016
Clay we shared a birthday,we shared some laughs, through all the years I've known you've always had the kind Spirit . As I sit here in tears I think of your smile and I will always love you. You will be greatly missed but I know I will see you again in heaven.
Posted by Roger Mannion on 27th May 2016
A Father to me from an early age, I can't ever repay such an act because as a father I know how hard it is to be one. He told me I was a great dad when I spoke to him last and I pray I can be a great dad and husband in the years to come like he was . I will miss you Dad, and can never say all I want to show my love and appreciation for all you have done. "Hark, now hear the sailor's cry, Smell the sea and feel the sky, Let your soul and spirit fly, Into the mystic. And when the fog horn blows, I will be coming home, And when the fog horn blows, I want to hear it, I don't have to fear it," Van Morrison. Clay your fog horn has blown my father. I love you always.

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