Bobby Lee Hall Clayton, Sr. was born to the late Alphonso Hall, Sr. and Mildred Clayton Hall in Jacksonville, Florida on October 10, 1937. He was married very young to Erma Lee Hall and this union three children were born, Barbara Gene Hall (preceded in death), Ricky Lee Hall (Patricia) and Angela Denise Hall (preceded in death). In his early twenties he moved to Newark, New Jersey for better opportunities for himself. The new journey would prove to be the best decision he ever made. He later met Betty Lee Wright and they married in 1972 in their union four children were born, Bobby Lee Clayton, Jr. (Ayeta), Johnny Mansfield Clayton (Darshay), Tyrone R. Clayton (Shanta) and his baby girl Renee Michelle Clayton (Keith) whom he affectionately gave the name Nugget.
Bobby became a Twin County Grocery warehouse operator where he would work for over 20 years until his retirement. Upon his retirement he moved his family to Powellsvile, North Carolina and remained there until his death. Bobby was a great father, brother, uncle and grandfather, he had a love for great music better known as the original Rhythm and Blues. You could always find him playing his music being outdoors either gardening or enjoying the fruits of his labor.
His favorite hobbies were fishing, landscaping, watching football, and shopping at the Dollar Tree enjoying life. Bobby always had a great joke to tell and his favorite phrase was “I’m the truthfulist man you have ever seen. He always did everything on his terms.
Bobby leaves to cherish his memories one brother, Alphonso Hall Jr. (Bernice); one sister, Mildred Hall Mitchell (Willie); bonus sister, Loretta Cookie Bennett (Frank); children, Ricky L Hall, Bobby L. Clayton, Jr., Johnny M. Clayton, Tyrone R. Clayton, Renee M. Clayton, Yolanda Goins, Sabrina Elma, Shiela, Valencia Hall and Lawrence Walton; twenty-two grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; three nephews, Kenneth Mitchell, Eric Mitchell and Alphonso Hall, III; two nieces, LaTrena Hall and Brenda Hall; and a host of other family and friends.
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