Raymond Lee Clanton, 76, of Salem, Illinois died Friday, April 14, 2023. He was born in Elizabethtown, Illinois on January 20, 1947 the son of Adrian and Julia (Jackson) Clanton.
Ray was a United States Navy veteran. He was a member of the Ridgway Masonic Lodge.
Ray is survived by his wife, Barbara Tolbert; children, Dana Lee Clanton Southworth of Irvine, CA; Terry Lee (Brenda) Tolbert of Salem, IL; Terry Lee Clanton of Dexter, NM; Dana Michelle (Gary) Taylor of Rosiclare, IL; Calvin Russell (Peggy) Winters Jr. of Rosiclare, IL; Elizabeth Ann Back of Equality IL; grandchildren, Justin (Celeste) Rider, Teresa (Troy) Wadley, Troy (Zoe) Brown, Destiny (Luke) Kuester, Dixie (Justin Murray) Cowsert, Scotty Adams, Jewelia (Chris) Plemmons, Skyler Walker, Robert Presley, Carrie (Gary) Barker, Teri Ann Winters, John Winters, Zach Presley, Gabrielle Ford and River Winters; and great-grandchildren, Sophie, Marcus, Lucas, Nikko, Kayden, Alex, Kaison, Emmerlynn, Natalie, Nora, Jasper, Karli, Eritrea, Remington, Carson, Hudson, Ryder, Rosalie, Brileigh, Lyla and Zander.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Linda Lou; brother-in-law, Bo Tolbert; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Winters.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at noon at Garden of the Gods in Herod, IL.
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