Richard Flake Clayton, 90, of Farmington, NM passed away on Monday Sept. 13, 2021. He was born November 5, 1930, in Mesa, AZ. and adopted by William and Roberta Clayton along with his other siblings Reginal, James, Natelle and Robert.
Richard and Lavean Lee were married in the Mesa, AZ. Temple on November 7, 1950, and blessed with 9 children and 60 years of marriage.
Richard was devoted to his family and friends and always had a joke or story to tell. He was a man of many trades including construction, raising beavers, dairy farmer, and different breeds of cattle. Work hard and do it right the first time because your name is attached to it, and help someone in need was a motto he lived by. His dream was to teach someone construction in hope that they would help in building Temples. Richards's faith was unfaltering and held numerous callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; wife and daughters Jolean and Julean; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He is survived by a very large family of over 155 children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren with one on the way, including Lorrollee (Charlie Hamill), Carolyn (Greg Hamblin), Richard Flake Clayton II (Lynnea), Merridee (Art Womack), Roxanne (Leslie Kerby), Ronald Clayton (Donna), Roger Clayton (Brenda).
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday September 23, 2021 at Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, NM.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday September 24, 2021 in the Knudsen Building at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1310 E. 25th St. in Farmington, NM.
Interment will be at Memory Gardens, 6917 E. Main St., in Farmington, NM.
Those who wish to send condolences to the family may do so at brewerleelarkinfh.com.