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Clayton, James H.

Clayton, James H.

November 20, 1935 — December 6, 2022

James Harmon Clayton, 87, of the Kansas City Northland, went to be with the Lord on December 6, 2022, at his home with loved ones at his side.

Jim was born November 20, 1935, in Hannibal, MO.  He served in the US Navy Reserves. Jim was united in marriage to Florence Lucille Sutton on July 6, 1960. He was a longtime member of Teamsters’ Local 41 and retired from Churchill Trucking.  Jim was a member of Flack Memorial Church in Excelsior Springs.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, James Clayton, Freda Blomquist and Al Blomquist; his aunt and uncle who raised him, Virgie and Ray Ward; son, Steve Clayton; and brother, Robert Ferguson.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Florence; children, Laurie Gottman (Steve), John Clayton (Kathy), Jimmy Clayton (Tina) and Karen Clayton; daughter-in-law, Denise Clayton; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  He also leaves his sisters, Beverly (Bill) and Phyllis; sister-in-law, Joann Ferguson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service celebrating Jim’s life at 11:30 am, on Monday, December 12, at Flack Memorial Church, Excelsior Springs, MO. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery in Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Flack Memorial Church or to City Union Mission.

You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com.  Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service celebrating Jim’s life at 11:30 am, on Monday, December 12, at Flack Memorial Church, Excelsior Springs, MO. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery in Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Flack Memorial Church or to City Union Mission.

Clayton, James H.'s Guestbook

I am so sorry that Randy and I couldn't be there for the funeral today. But know we are thinking and praying for all of you. Jim was like a second dad to me and I will miss him. I know he is in Heaven today and has a new body and mind. Hugs and prayers for the coming days. Love you all!

Lori Allen

We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Jim’s passing. I know that dad and him are up there together having a blast(I heard stories)! Sending hugs and prayers to all of you, Love Tim, Jenny and boys.

Lee Family

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