William Roy “Butch” Miller Clayton, 84, of Beloit, Wisconsin, died on Friday, August 2, 2013 at his home in Beloit.
William was born on March 15, 1929, in Ripley, Mississippi the son of Thomas and Geneva (Carter) Miller Clayton.
He married Connie Caldwell in Spartanburg, South Carolina and soon after moved to Beloit. Through this union God blessed them with twelve children. William was employed by Beloit Corporation, Beloit, and Sjostrom & Sons Construction Company in Rockford, Illinois from which he retired. He enjoyed driving trucks and junking. There wasn’t a truck that he couldn’t drive. He played many instruments and also enjoyed singing.
Those who remain to cherish his memory are his wife Connie; nine sons, Sam Miller of Hendersonville, North Carolina, William E. Miller Clayton, Willie Miller, and Dwight (Jody) Miller all of Beloit, Butch (Cheryl) Miller of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Flint Miller, of Battle Creek, Michigan, Darry Clayton, of Norfolk, Virginia, Gary (Shvon) Clayton, of Beloit; and Ned (Julie) Clayton of Janesville, Wisconsin; two daughters, Anita (Charles) Jones and Tosha Clayton of Beloit. In addition to his children he also has many grandchildren, and great grandchildren along with other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Zachary L. Miller and his only sibling Willard T. McAllister.
A memorial celebration is 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Hansen-Gravitt Funeral Home in Beloit with Pastor Charles Jones of Kingdom Faith Center in Beloit officiating. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.hansengravitt.com.