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Carter W Clayton Jr
(04-15-1927 - 07-06-2015)

Carter W. Clayton Jr., 88 of Elgin formerly of Peoria, IL passed away on July 6, 2015. He was born on April 15, 1927 in Springfield, IL the son of Carter W and Clara (Jones) Clayton Sr. Carter was a Veteran, and served in the US Navy during WWII.
Survivors include his 3 children: Cheryl Koehnke, Carter W. Clayton III and Ernest K. Clayton; 3 grandchildren: Christopher Clayton, Dennis (Deborah) Tazelaar and Russell (Amber) Tazelaar; 4 great grandchildren: Richard and Garret Tazelaar, Emma Steinke and Olivia Steinke; a sister: Jacquelyn Clayton of Springfield, IL; along with many nieces, nephews and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his 1st wife: Donna Clayton; his 2nd wife: Joyce Clayton; a son: Chris Clayton; and a grandson: Alex Clayton.
Visitation will be on Friday July 24, 2015 from 4-9:00 P.M. at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin with a service at 6:00 P.M. Burial with honors will be Saturday at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL at 1:00 P.M. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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