Edward Paul Clayton of Clovis California, passed away unexpectedly on December 6, 2016.

Ed is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carolee Clayton, sons Kevin Clayton, daughter-in-law Rashandra Clayton and Trevor Clayton; siblings Diane Gallegos, Mike Clayton, Sharian Clayton, Chuck Clayton, Gary Clayton, Tom Clayton, David Clayton, Rob Clayton and Don Clayton, and many nieces and nephews.

Ed started working for Cal Fire as a Seasonal Firefighter 1 in 1978 and retired as a Fire Captain at Miramonte Camp in December 2014, having served the State of California for his entire career.

In his retirement, Ed enjoyed following his son Trevor and the Fresno State Men’s Golf Team. One of his greatest delights was learning he was going to be grandparent in March of 2017 to the child of Kevin and Rashandra.

Ed loved animals & the wilderness. He cared for forest animals near his home when he was younger, and kept chickens, dogs and bees as an adult. He spent many years bee keeping, providing Clayton Honey to friends and family.  He is remembered as a mentor, leader and friend.  Ed loved supporting his family in their endeavors, and keeping up with his large set of family and friends.

Viewing to be held at Boice Funeral Home in Clovis, on Wednesday December 14 from 4-7PM.  Service to be held at Northeast Assembly of God Church on Thursday December 15 at 2:00PM with graveside interment at Clovis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center’s Silent Sleigh program.  Ed supported the community with his time, volunteer hours and strong support of his wife’s lifelong service to the DHH community.


5340 N Fresno St

Fresno, CA 93710

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