Funeral Services for Eddie L. “Sonny” Clayton, age 73 of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Dr. Joel Tiemeyer officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at North Hopkins Cemetery with Jimmy Dale Fite, James Ellis Fite, Jackie Gillean, Freddie Hooten, Colby Hoover and Stephen Moore serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Ricky Fite, Bo Fite and Jackie Neal. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Eddie passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 23, 1941, the son of Ellis and Edna Altom Clayton in Sulphur Springs. He was a member of the National Guard, retired dairyman and Owner of Clayton Trucking Co.
He married Mary Sue Palmer on March 25, 1961 in Oklahoma. She survives.
Other survivors include daughter, Becky Smith and husband, Robert Jr. of Reilly Springs; son, Brian Clayton and wife, Michel of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Brittani Crawford, Matti Smith, Tripp Smith, Dotti Smith, Clayton Levi Smith, Preston Clayton and Pierson Clayton; brother, Tobby Clayton of Sulphur Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Howard Clayton; sisters, Margaret Fennell, Mary Lou Fite and Rosie Coker.
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