Obituary: William Leon Clay, 87, of Oxford

On Sunday November 10, 2019, William Leon Clay, loving husband and father of 3 children, passed away at the age of 87. He was born in Walton County on January 21, 1932, to the late Charlie Coleman Clay ant the late Clara L. Hyatt Clay. He served in the Navy from 1951-1955. On September 1, 1956, he married Runelle Knight. William retired from ABF Freight Lines. He was preceded in death by his seven late brothers and sisters and his grandson, William Brian Clay.

Surviving are, Wife of 63 years, Runelle Knight Clay of Oxford; Son and Daughter in law, Dean and Tammy Clay of Bethlehem; Daughters and Sons in Law, Sandra and David Benton of Loganville, Carol and Jay Bone of Cartersville; Sister, Diane McCart of Jackson; 8 Grandchildren, Jennifer Culbreth, Crystal Gibson, Brianna Clay, April Stanley, Kelle Patterson, Tyler Bone, Mack Fowler, Jacob Fowler; 13 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, November 16th at 2:00 PM at the Chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with the Rev. Hulon Knight officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at Hill Haven Memory Gardens. Please sign the guestbook online at

Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Click or tap on the link below for a digital Memorial for William Leon Clay.

Reposted courtesy of Meadows Funeral Home.

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