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Thomas Leon Clayton

June 11, 1938 July 7, 2014
Thomas Leon Clayton
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Thomas Leon Clayton DIANA �Graveside services for Thomas Leon Clayton, 76, of Gilmer will be at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. Pastor David Berryhill will be officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Diana. He passed away July 7, 2014 at his residence. Thomas was born June 11, 1938 in Bowie, Texas to Ocie Leon and Lora Mae Clayton. He graduated from Bowie High School and Baylor University and was a graduate of the FBI Academy. He served with honor in the U.S. Navy, dedicated 13 years with the Texas Department of Public Safety and taught criminal justice at Tarrant County Community College. He retired as a Captain from the DFW Airport DPS. He was a lifetime member of the Ashland Masonic Lodge # 1138 and a member of Diana United Methodist Church. Thomas is loved and missed by his wife: Yvonne Clayton, sons: Valdon L. Clayton and Barry L. Clayton, daughter & son-in-law: Gina and Paul R. Ozment, stepfather: D.B. Fuller, sister: Janice Swaim & husband Carroll, step-brother: Kenneth Fuller and wife Sandra, grandchildren: Brad R. Clayton, Candace C. Edwards, Jason H. Ozment, & Jeremiah P. Ozment, great-grandchildren: Asher Clayton Edwards, Regan Rodriguez, Piper Ozment and Londyn Ozment. He was preceded in death by his parents Ocie Clayton & Lora May Fuller. In lieu of flowers and in his honor, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 520, Gilmer, Texas 75644. Please leave online condolences at

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