Clayton, James “Jim” M., Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at his home. He was 74 years old. James Mack Clayton was born on August 31, 1939 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late John R. and Frances (Danhoff) Clayton. Jim graduated from St. Mary High School with the Class of 1957. He also attended Bay City Junior College. After earning his Associates Degree, he proudly served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked for Grey Iron Foundry and later worked for Eaton Manufacturing, retiring after over 30 years of service. Jim was an avid golfer, scoring three Hole-In-Ones and “Hook” loved to bowl, earning a couple of 300 games in his career. Further, he was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed watching all sports. He also enjoyed fishing. Jim will be forever remembered for his great sense of humor and generous heart. Surviving are two sisters-in-law: Mary L. Clayton of Saginaw and Maryann Clayton of Saginaw; and very special friend, Marilynn Harder of Essexville. “Unka Jim” also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, God-children, and many friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Jack and Jerd Clayton. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Sister Anne Cenci, OP. Honoring Jim’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Military Honors will be conducted under the auspices of American Legion Post 439. Burial of cremated remains will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery at a later date. Friends are welcome to visit at the funeral home on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Please share your thoughts and memories with Jim’s family at the funeral home or online at www.deislerfuneralhome.com.