Marvin Clayton, 75, of Purdy, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. He was born on March 17, 1943, son of Loyd and Rosie (Childress) Clayton, at Purdy. He was a lifelong resident of Purdy where he raised cattle. He was united in marriage to Loretta Boyd; she preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 2007.
Survivors include: his daughter, Stella Allen and her husband Eathen, of Stella; five grandchildren; his daughter in-law, Dora Clayton, of Aurora; three brothers, J.D. Johnson, of Joplin, Wayne Clayton, of Purdy, and Jerry Clayton, of Youngstown, Fla; and two sisters, Linda Day and Janie Roberts, both of Corinth, Miss.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Allen Clayton in 2017; one daughter, Robin Clayton in 1974; one brother, Cecil Clayton; and three sisters, Carolyn Dorsey, Marcine Shockley, and Ruby Holland.
Graveside services were held Sept. 22, at Arnhart Cemetery in Purdy, with Pastor Charles Brock officiating.
Service arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.