George Lee Clay, Sr.
George Lee Clay, Sr. 83, of Wheatley, died Wednesday, April 12 at his home.
George was born July 7, 1934 in Biscoe, Arkansas to Oswald Clay and Mattie Mae Johnson-Clay. He was the widower of Rosie Davis-Clay.
George was a faithful member of First Freewill Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Nathan Swanigan.
George lived and worked in Biscoe for several years before moving to Wheatley, Arkansas in the early 1970’s.
George worked as a farmer for more than 50 years. He was last employed by Raymond Ealey Farms in Wheatley for more than 35 years before he retired to run his own business full time.
George was the owner and proprietor of Clay’s Lawn Care Service in Wheatley for more than 25 years. His business was very successful. He took care of the lawns of private homes, business, parks and cemeteries for many years until his health began to fail.
His parents, his wife, and his children: George Clay Jr., Linda Clay-Hollister and Alvin Burnett Jr.; grandchildren: David L. Jordan and Justin Love; great grandchildren: Travis James and Tracy James; two siblings: Bernice O’Neal and Percy Clay all preceded George in death.
Survivors are his sons: David (Hester) Clay Sr. of Moro, AR: Danny Clay of Wheatley, AR: Kenneth Clay of Eldorado, AR; Jeffery (Charlotte) Clay and Charles (Lesa) Clay both of Little Rock, AR; Colin Clay of Las Vegas, NV; and Joy Lee (Katrina) Burnett of Detroit, MI; daughters: Rosie Terry, Carol Smith and Gloria (Mike) Coleman all of Detroit, MI; Annie Burnett of St, Louis, MO; and Margaret Payne of Little Rock, AR; brothers: James Clay of Houston, TX, Raymond Clay of North Little Rock, AR; and Henry (Beverly) Clay of Elmont, NY; sisters: Bonnie (Elgin) Coleman of Dallas, TX; Rosie Jones and Bessie Daniels both of Brinkley, AR; Erma Thomas and Josephine Brown both of Little Rock, AR; Mae Bertha Haggans of Chicago, Ill; Lillian (Donnie) Williams and Josephine Beatty both of Houston, TX; twenty-six grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Friday, April 21, 2017
6 until 8 PM
Branscumb Funeral Home Chapel
911 North Main Street
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Wheatly Civic Center
West 8th Street
Elder Lawrence O'Neal
Pilgrim Rest Cemetery