George W. Clayton, 76, River Pines Center, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Private family services will be held.
Boston Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. Clayton was born April 12, 1925, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Godfrey and Margaret (Wilke) Clayton. He grew up in Stevens Point and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb. 16, 1943. He was a coxwain on the USS Monrovia. He received the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars and the WWII Victory Medal. He received an honorable discharge on Dec. 26, 1945.
Following military service he returned to Stevens Point and worked for the U.S. Postal Service until retiring in 1985.
He was married to Lorraine Stepnock on July 30, 1949.
In earlier years he sang with the Stevens Point Barbershoppers and was a member of the Lions Club. He was a member of the USS Monrovia Navy Veterans Association.
Survivors include two daughters, Patti (David) Becker and Beverly Clayton, both of Stevens Point; one son, Geoffrey Clayton, Dallas, Texas; and two sisters, Alice Nickolie, Stevens Point, and Margaret (Donald) Brunner, Weyauwega.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.