Lawrence E. Clayton was born in Fort Coffee in 1927. He served in World War II and was a scout leader with Boy Scouts of America; he received the highest award for a scout leader to receive. Clayton was a Presbyterian Elder who loved the church and was also a Sunday School Teacher. He loved to sing and some of his favorite songs were “God is Able,” “One Day at a Time” and “Living Testimony.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Emma (McClish) Clayton; son Billy Wayne Clayton; three brothers and three sisters.
Lawrence is survived by his wife; six children; 26 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and other family members.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, Fort Coffee, with Rev. Ray Roberts and Rev. Gary Withrow officiating. Burial will be at Fort Coffee Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Warren Thornton, Christopher Clayton, William Clayton, Jameal Shepard, Neil Niederhauser, Dylan Jones, Daniel Clayton, Ryan Hardin, Jessie Hutchinson and Lance Clayton.
Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home, Spiro. You may send an on-line message at www.gracemanorfh.com 
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