Obituary of Bobby Clayton

Bobby G. Clayton, age 90, a resident of rural Mapleton, Kansas, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018, at his home.

  He was born November 8, 1928, in Mapleton, the son of George E. Clayton and Minnie F. Cook Clayton.  He graduated from the Fulton High School.

  Bob served with the United States Army from March of 1951 to December of 1952 where he was stationed in Korea.

Following his military service, he married Betty Le Long on June 18, 1953, at Manty, Kansas.

Bob had worked for many years as a long-distance truck driver for Key Industries.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren’s sporting events as well as gardening and playing fantasy football.

He was a member of the Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; his six children Terry (John) Erie, of Ft. Scott, Bobby Dean (Crystal) Clayton, of Mapleton, Tracy Clayton, of Ft. Scott, Danny (Janet) Clayton, of Redfield, Kansas, Kelly (Rodney) Fleming, of Ft. Scott and Tami Clayton, of Mapleton; twenty-four grandchildren and thirty-eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons, Eric and Drew Clayton, his brother and sister-in-law, John and Betty Clayton and sisters and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Johnny Farris, Marie and Kenneth Hueston, and Wilma and Clifford Underwood and sister-in-law, Jean Mayhew.

Rev. Virgil Peck will conduct funeral services at 11:30 P.M. Friday, November 30th at the Ft. Scott Church of the Nazarene.

  Burial with military honors will be in the U. S. National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Thursday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the First Church of the Nazarene Building Fund or the Wounded Warrior Project and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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