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Leon F. “Red” Clayton

Jul 16, 2014

Leon F. “Red” Clayton, 81, of Muncy, died July 8, 2014, at the Muncy Valley Hospital, Skilled Nursing Unit. He was born in Wolf Township, Lycoming County, a son of the late DeWitt B. and Ethel L. (Criswell) Clayton.

Red served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a cook and was a self-employed truck driver for over 40 years. Later in life he worked for the Muncy Creek Township, helping maintain roads and spent many years caring for Keiss Memorial Park. Red was a member of the American Legion Post 35 and helped the post with many graveside military services through the years. Red loved caring for his dog, Tinker, was known for playing guitar and harmonica and earlier in life, roller skating.

Red is survived by two sons, Leon (Monique) Clayton Jr., of Muncy and Brian (Joy) Clayton, of Chalfont; two daughters, Carolyn (Bill) Clayton, of Montoursville and Marie (Phillip) Kriner, of Yale, Va.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Raymond and Dale Clayton, both of Hughesville.

Red was preceded in death by his beloved companion of 22 years, Rose Warner and the following siblings: Earl, Frank, Donald, Robert, Lois (Sissy) and Marie.

Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, by the Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. The family received friends Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. The interment was held at 9 a.m. Friday in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with graveside military honors accorded by combined military organizations. Memorial contributions may be made to the woundedwarriorproject.org.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.