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Charles J. "Charlie" Clay
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1933
Fargo
St. Clair County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 2001
Lakeport
St. Clair County
Michigan, USA

Charles J. Clay, 68, of Lakeport, a lifelong are resident, passed away July 10, 2001 at his home following a valiant battle with cancer.

He was born June 23, 1933 in Fargo, the only son of Forest and Alice Nolan Clay who preceded his death.

He was drafted by the U.S. Army following graduation from Yale High School in 1952. He was a member of Operating Engineers Local #324 for 33 years retiring in 1992. He loved riding his Harley motorcycle and was awarded honorary membership in Port Huron H.O.G #2335 in June.

Charlie is a past councilman and Mayor of Yale, a Yale businessman who owned Yale Tavern for three years until destroyed by fire in 1987, member of Moose Lodge #158 of Port Huron and Past Master of Brockway Masonic Lodge #316 F & A.M. He loved gardening, woodworking and played 'Santa' for 6 years at Birchwood Mall. He formerly attended Yale First Presbyterian Church and recently Lakeport Wesleyan Church.

Charlie and Linda Walters were married in 1991.

Surviving in addition to his wife Linda are sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Denise of Indiana, Rick and Jamine of Capac and Bill and Pam of Lake Orion, and 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 9 step-children and families, Scott and Monica Daniels of Germany, Lynn and Ken Bilyeu of Goodells, Lori and Tom Gallagher of Melvin, Mark Daniels of Pontiac, Vicki Monolidis of Burtchville, Julie and Al Lulis, Yale, Joe Daniels of Yale, Diane and Denny Rumley, Yale, Traci and Dan Diller of Applegate, his sisters Nancy and Keith Long, Croswell and Shirley and Mark Blumenauer of Manchester, several neices and nephews and cousins, Barbara Clay, Yale, mother of his children, aunts Cleo Clay of St. Clair and Betty Nolan, Garden City, uncle and aunt Bob and Janet Nolan, Yale. His special daughter, Janet died January 7th.

A funeral ceremony in apprreciation of his life, family and friends will be 11:00 A.M. Friday at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Yale with committal services in Elmwood Cemetery, Yale. Pastor Joe Braisted of Lakeport Wesleyan Church will officiate. A Masonic Lodge of Sorrow will be 7:30 P.M. Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the "Wishes of His Family". Visiting hours are Wednesday 6-8 and Thursday 2-5 & 7-9:00 P.M. 
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Yale
St. Clair County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Melinda
Record added: May 03, 2012
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Charles J. Charlie Clay
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Charles J. Charlie Clay
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Charles J. Charlie Clay
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