W. Russell Clayton, 84,
passed away on Saturday January 23, 2010 at the DeaconessGatewayHospital in Newburgh. He was a livestock buyer for Emge
Packing Company for 25 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Poseyville Christian Church. He was a Past Master of the Poseyville F&AM #632, where he was a 50 year member. He
was a member of the Scottish Rite, Hadi Shrine and
Gibson County Shrine Clubs, Sword of Bunker Hill, VFW Father Auxilliary, and Cynthiana Eastern Star #445. He also was a
life member of the Mt. Carmel Eagles #3066.
He was born on December 6, 1925 in Shawneetown, Il. to Henry & Hattie
(Baker) Clayton, both deceased. Also preceding him in death was a grandchild; 3
brothers, Millard, Charles and William Clayton; and a sister, Mary Brauser.
Russell is survived by his wife of 43 years, Tillie (McReynolds) Clayton; 2
daughter, Nancy Bulkley of Davenport, Iowa and Connie Trover of Highland, IL; 1 son, Denny Clayton of Louisville, Ky; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; and 2
brothers, Raymond and Lowell Clayton both of Evansville.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday January 27, 2010 at at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with the
Rev. Mark Martin officiating. Burial will be at the Columbia "White" ChurchCemetery in Princeton, In. Visitation will be from 4 until on Tuesday at funeral home. There will be a Masonic
Service at on Tuesday evening.