George Wayne Clayton
June 21, 1942 - April 4, 2023
George Wayne Clayton, age 80, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.
Born in Wilmington, DE on June 21, 1942, he was a son of the late Robert Walter and Esther (Green) Clayton. George was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School with the class of 1961. He worked as the supervisor of shipping at Speakman Company for 34 years until his retirement.
George was an avid sports fan, spending countless hours cheering on his favorite teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies, and watching WNBA games. He also loved Wilmington University Volleyball and attended as many games as he could. George was a dedicated member of Ogletown Baptist Church and Grand Strand Baptist Church in Myrtle Beach, SC and loved to share his faith in Jesus with others. He is now walking in Heaven with Jesus.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Clayton. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Beverly (Croes) Clayton; niece, Becky Kendall; sisters, Carol Clayton and Sandi Richardson; nephew, Steven Schmeusser; 3 great nephews; 3 great nieces; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Schmeusser.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Lori Randla, their guardian angel.
A funeral service will begin at 11 am on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Development Office, In Memory of George W. Clayton, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140 or online by clicking here.
6 Condolences for George Wayne Clayton
Beverly, I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious husband. I can’t imagine, but I only know that our Lord will sustain you in the days ahead, as we all pray for you, and He will give you comfort day by day as only He can. George will be greatly missed for sure. We will be in touch later. Blessings and much peace to you. (I John 4:4) Love in Christ, Karen Hucks, Myrtle Beach, SC
My condolences and sympathy to Bev after reading about George’s death I have many fond memories of our days in West Bay Park including seeing George climb the tower in the snow at Indian River Inlet just for a good picture He was a wonderful, funny man who will surely be missed by all who knew him
Mary Ann durante
So sorry for your loss.George will be dearly missed
Our heart is broken for you Pretty Bev.
We’ve all loss a true trooper for our Lord and Savior. You couldn’t have any time with George without him sharing his love of Jesus. Treasure those memories of him, as we will.
Beverly, our hearts are broken, knowing the pain that you are feeling. George was awesome, a real soldier of the cross, and generous to a fault (can you say chicken and dumplings?). Bev, our Lord will sustain you until you and George are reunited. He always provides just what we need all the while comforting us thru the Holy Spirit. Our love and prayers will be lifted on your behalf. Marcia and Dave
Steve and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend, and our hearts break for you, as we know how difficult this is. But our comfort is in knowing where he is, in the Presence of our Savior. No more cares, no more worries, no sickness, nor sorrow. And one day soon, I believe we’re all gonna join him. As Pastor says, “It’s a good day to fly!” Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and will continue to be. We love you.