Earl Clay Jr.

Earl Ester Clay Jr.

Tuesday, August 5th, 1941 - Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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Earl Clay Jr. was born August 5th, 1941, in Jackson, Tennessee, to the union of Cleora Specks and Earl Clay Sr. He moved to Michigan in 1959 and some years later was drafted into the Vietnam War. He worked several years at Pontiac General Hospital before making Battle Creek, Michigan his permanent place of residence.

Mr. Clay was preceded in death by a son, Marcus Clay; mother Cleora Specks; father Earl Clay Sr.; sister Kaye Harper and brother William E Clay. He leaves to cherish his love and memories; two daughters, Constance and Monica Clay; 2 grandsons; 8 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters; Jeanette (Leon) Rollins of Fort Worth Texas, Pamela and Denise Clay of Waterford Michigan; Jeannie Specks of Pontiac Michigan; special friend, Mary Carmouche; 2 first cousins, Marry Norris and Hazel Moten and a host of nieces and nephews and loving friends

I Made It Home

I just wanted to let you all know that I made it home. The journey
wasn’t an easy one, but it didn’t take too long.

Everything is so pretty here, so white, so fresh and new. I wish that
you all could close your eyes and that you could see it too.

Please try not to be sad for me. Try to understand God is taking care
of me… I’m in the shelter of His hands.

Here there is no sadness, no sorrow, and no pain. Here there is no
crying and I’ll never hurt again.

Here it is so peaceful when all the angels sing. I really have to go for
now… I’ve just got to try my wings.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 1:00pm
    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    15501 W. Dickman Rd
    AUGUSTA, MI 49012
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Burial of ashes.
  • Interment

    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    15501 Dickman Road
    AUGUSTA, MI 49012
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Hazel Moten

Posted at 10:37pm
Cousin Earl, it was good to visit with you after 50 years at the veterans home and get you outside in the sunlight. Now you are in the eternal sunlight forever. Take you deserved rest in Christ. Cousin Hazel (Jackson, TN).

Constance Clay

Posted at 08:28am
You will remain in my heart for life!!!! I love you dad and will miss you dearly!!!!!

Pamela Clay

Posted at 10:18pm
Such a blessing to have shared time and space with a brother so filled with joy and laughter. You will be greatly missed among us but always a part of our hearts and memories. Rest in Heaven now dear brother until we meet again. Love You Forever. Pam

Leon Rollins

Posted at 09:47pm
Living comes at a cost; but the journey, life's journey, is well worth the price! And you Brother Earl - lived life to the fullest!! Although we hadn't seen each other for several years, we kept in contact and talked via phone on special occasions. We'll miss those chats and we'll miss you and hope your transition is made easier knowing that memories of you will be forever etched in our minds. Jeanette and Leon Rollins

Rikki Marie

Posted at 05:50pm
I was one of Earl's nurses for a little over a year. He was truly an wonderful man. Quick to offer a smile to anyone who needed it. I will always remember the chats we had while giving him his medicine. RIP Earl

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