Charles Clayton Obituary | Clayton, 84, died at Duke University Hospital on December 12, 2021.Mr. Clayton was born in Durham, North Carolina, on May 23, 1937, to the late John William and Tassie Mae Seamster Clayton.
He was a devout member of Shady Grove Baptist Church, where he was christened. Mr. Clayton retired from the Durham Police Department in 1991 with the rank of Major, at which time he earned his private investigation licence.
Buck served as acting Chief of Police for the Durham Police Department while the Chief was away, and he was president of the Durham County Law Enforcement 20-year club for several years. He was a member of the FBI Associates programme and a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Major Clayton served in the United States Army as a Patrol Supervisor with the Military Police in Berlin and Germany. He was a member of the American Legion, as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Buck joined the North Carolina Auctioneers Association after graduating from the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering in February 1979. He exclusively functioned as an auctioneer for charitable purposes. Buck adored and looked after his family. Everyone will miss him terribly.
Buck was predeceased by his first wife, Patricia Shepherd, his sons, Steven G. Clayton and Tim Anderson, and his sister, Edna Dement.
Buck is survived by his brother, David Clayton; daughter, Donna Anderson Harris; nephews, Chris Clayton and Larry Melton; nieces, Penny Kendricks and Vivan Thompson, godchildren, Josie and Noah Ferrell;
and special friend and caregiver, Donna Gullie; her sons, Robbie Gullie and Jason Gullie (Tammie); daughter, Sonya Elko
He accepted Christ at a young age and became a member of Springhill Baptist Church. He remained a devoted member till his death.
Clio Public High School was where Charles earned his education. He served in the United States Army and was awarded numerous badges and medals, including the Vietnam Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Air Medal.
Charles studied automobile mechanics at Sparks Technical College. He worked as an automotive technician for the City of Abbeville, Alabama, where he later retired.
Mr. Clayton attended University School for Boys. He spent four years in the United States Air Force. Southern Tech awarded him an associate degree in electronics. For 41 years, he was a devoted and beloved employee at Picker X-ray. He attended Grace Baptist Church in Dacula, Georgia.
Charles died at Southeast Health Medical Center on July 26, 2021. On this day, the God of Life granted Charles eternal rest, promising only joy, serenity, and happiness.
Charles is survived by four sisters: Annette Cunningham of Clayton, Alabama, Melonise Anglin of Atlanta, Georgia, Carolyn Martin of Clayton, Alabama, and Ida Sylvester of Eufaula, Alabama;
eight nieces and nephews; five great nieces and nephews; and a slew of aunts, uncles, other relatives, friends, former coworkers, neighbours, classmates, and fellow servicemen and women.
Charles is a seasoned non-profit executive, having worked for more than three decades with international NGOs on five continents.
Charles heads Oxford Leaders, an organisation that assists non-profit organisations with governance and leadership development; he has assisted in course development at Oxford Brookes University; and he was appointed Chair of Trustees for CMS, a global mission agency, in April 2015.
Robbie Gullie, Jason Gullie, Camden Gullie, Chris Clayton, Larry Melton, and Terry Holbrook will serve as pallbearers. Tony Roop, Durwood Curry, Jimmy Lively, Joey Brooks, Mike Andrews, Worth Hill, and the Durham Police Department will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
A funeral service will be place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021 at Hudson Funeral Home Chapel, preceded by a reception from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Hudson Funeral Home. Chaplain Phil Wiggins and Pastor Tim McCreight will officiate. The funeral will be held at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens on Cheek Road in Durham.
Flowers are welcome, or memorial gifts can be made to Durham County Lodge 2, PO BOX 15305, Durham, NC 27704 or Shady Grove Baptist Church, 3805 Carpenter Pond Road, Durham, NC 27703.
Charles Clayton attended public schools in his native England. He arrived in the United States in 1842. He moved to California a few years later. Between 1849 and 1850, he served as Mayor of Santa Clara.
In this city, he also established some Getreidemühlen and worked as a Müller for a while. He eventually settled in San Francisco. Gleichzeitig, he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party.
Between 1863 and 1866, he served in the California State Assembly. Between 1864 to 1869, he served on the San Francisco City Council. In 1870, he was in charge of the Zollbehörde in the greater San Francisco area, including the harbour.
Clayton was elected in the first election district of California to the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., where he took over for Sherman Otis Houghton, who moved to the fourth district.
Because he passed up another candidacy in 1874, he could only complete one legislative session in the Congress until March 3, 1875. Charles Clayton oversaw the California State Penitentiary between 1881 and 1882. He died in Oakland on October 4, 1885, one day before his 60th birthday.
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