Clayton Smith, 88 of Edinburgh, Indiana, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 5, 2022 at Greenwood Healthcare Center in Greenwood, Indiana. He was born Oct. 12, 1933 in Jamestown, Tennessee. He was the son of Sam and Myrtie (Beaty) Smith. He married Doris Jean (Sneed) Smith on November 30, 1996 and she preceded him in death on January 1, 2022.
He is survived by his children, Mike Smith of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Scott Smith of Dayton, Tennessee, Carolyn Burton of Atlanta, Georgia, Elizabeth (Mike) Harmon of Edinburgh, Indiana, David Eugene Burton of Edinburgh, Indiana, Amanda (Jim) Gaskins of Nashville, Indiana, and Victoria (Terry) Hebert of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Emily, Chadwick, Shannon, Josh, Tessa, Kyle, Melissa, Scott, Sarah, Derek, Brock, Tyler, Chris, River, and Alisa; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter, Karen Smith, and siblings, Delphia Daniels, Hewey and Otis Smith, Delia Layne, Rosie Beaty, Clovis Smith, Velma Knotts, Stella, Clive, Josephine, Cluey, and Calvin Smith.
Clayton served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 233 in Edinburgh. He retired from Polyloom Chemical Company. He was an avid gardener, liked Bluegrass music, tinkering with cars, and was proud of being a veteran.
A funeral service will be conducted by Reverend Randy Denton at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Who-So-Ever-Will Community Church in Edinburgh, Indiana. Calling will be from 5 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, and from 9 a.m. on Thursday until time of service at the church. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.
Arrangements made by Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh, Indiana.
This obituary is a courtesy to the family by Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.