Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cloyis Clay

Cloyis W. Clay, 84, of Poteau, OK passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 in Poteau.  Cloyis was born September 24, 1929  in Gilmore, OK to Vernon & Beulah (Day) Clay.  He was a veteran of the US Army where was awarded the CIB (Combat Infantry Badge), Army Occupation Medal (Japan), Korean Service Medal with Bronze  Star, & UN Service Medal.  Cloyis was an educator/principal.  Cloyis loved to hunt.  He was a great gardener, grafting trees.  He was very proud of his grandson who is pursuing a PhD.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother in law, Troy Riddle & niece, Debbie Mudd.

Survivors include his wife, Mary of the home; daughter, Lisa Clay of Poteau, OK; grandson, Devin Griffith of Pittsburg, PA; brothers & sisters in law, C.D. & Billie Clay of Ada, OK, Floyis & Wanda Clay of Gilmore, OK; sister, Sue Riddle of Blanchard, OK; sister in law, Nancy (Coggins) Butler of Poteau, OK; lifelong friend, Curtis Kelly of Hodgen, OK; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones & friends.

Services will be 10 am, Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Reynolds Center, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Reed & Rev. Jim Cook officiating.  Private family interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau.  Charley Shoupe, Keith Henson, Carroll Hale, Carl Shelton, Todd Peters, Lloyd Lee
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Southside Baptist Church or the Gideon’s Int’l.