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Donald R. Clay of Taylorville

Donald R. Clay, 62, of Kincaid, passed away July 12, 2011 at 6:15 am in Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  He was born August 15, 1948 in Taylorville, Illinois, the son of Estle & Kathryn (Zemke) Clay.  He married Pamela Skinner in July 1970 in Nokomis.  He was a retired coal miner, retiring from Peabody Coal Company, a veteran of the US Navy serving on the USS Mazama, a member of Faith Community Worship Center, Taylorville and American Legion Post #905 in Kincaid. 

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Tracy (Steven) Mann of Kincaid and Tiffany (Tim) McArdle of Taylorville: 4 grandchildren; brothers, Ronald (Kathy) Clay of Taylorville, Gary (Debi) Clay and Jeff Clay both of Springfield, half-brother Michael Callarman of Springfield, sisters, Sharon Clipston of Virginia Beach, VA, Debra (Floyd) Jerome of Enterprise, AL. and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm in Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Jerry Thorpe officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Visitation will be held Friday, July 15, 2011 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm in Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. 

Memorials may be made to the Family.  Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign online guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.   

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