2013-10-12 / Obituaries

Sherman Clay Jr.

Sherman Clay Jr. passed away October 6, 2013, in Newark.

He was born in Buckeye Lake, on March 11, 1931, to Sherman and Mary (Griffith) Clay.

Services, celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service in Kirkersville. Memorial gifts can be offered to the American Legion Post 285, Hebron. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Evelyn (Ours) Clay; children, Cheryl (James) Maslowski, Rev. Randy (Sue) Clay, Philip Clay, Penny (John) Slater and Glenna (Mark) Jones; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma Pillow, Mary Louise Dill and Julia (Jack) Schmeitzel; many brother and sister-in-laws; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; parent-in-laws, Everett and Zella Ours; brother-in-laws, Melvin Pillow and David Dill; and sister-in-law, Becky Ours.

Sherman was a 1948 graduate of Hebron High School and Korean War Veteran. He resided in Hebron/Buckeye Lake most of his life and was a 60+ member of Hebron Lions Club. He retired from Matesich Distributing Co. years ago and operated County Fair Foods, currently Clay’s Cafe, in Hebron. For over 45 years he operated Sherm & Mel’s French Fries at the Fairfield County Fair. It seems only fitting he wanted to pass way during fair week in Lancaster.

An on-line guest register and video tribute are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com

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