Clayton Lee Easter

Clayton Lee Easter, 83, husband of Evelyn Easter, of Simpsonville, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021.  Born in Aberdeen, MS, he was the son of the late Claudie Clayton Easter, Sr. and the late Mattie Lee Bagwell Easter.  Clayton retired from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service after 36 years.  Although his service to AAFES was as a civilian, he proudly served in the Army Reserves.

In addition to his wife, Clayton is survived by two daughters, Dana Tumlin (Ashley) and Kathy Ballentine (Bryan) both of Simpsonville; two grandchildren, Preston and Grace Ballentine; and two siblings, Claude Easter of Hamilton, MS and Betty Valentine of Fulton, MS.

In addition to his parents Clayton was preceded in death by three siblings, Barbara Miller, Phillip Easter, and Becky Lindsey.

The Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Simpsonville United Methodist Church beginning at 2:00 pm.  Clayton will be laid to rest at Cannon-Byrd Memorial Park in Fountain Inn following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Simpsonville United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences to the family of Clayton Lee Easter

  • So sorry to hear about Clayton’s passing. Clayton was known nationality for his passion as a prayer advocate. Blessings & peace for the Easter family.
    Grace & peace
    Herman Lightsey

  • Herman B Lightsey
    2 years ago

    Clayton was known nationality as a avid prayer advocate. Clayton will be missed by all the United Methodist men and many others. We pray for peace and comfort to the Easter family.
    Grace and peace
    Herman lightsey

  • Ned and Beth Lyle
    2 years ago

    Clayton was a great man. Ned really thought alot of him as a man who did the Lord’s work. Alecia always will have a special place in her heart for daddy #2. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Rose Marie Favors
    2 years ago

    A true gentleman and a great friend to my parents. Evelyn, our hearts and prayers are with you.

  • Cindy Tipton
    2 years ago

    Thoughts and prayers are with all your family.

    • James and Sylvia Cunningham
      2 years ago

      Mr Clayton will be missed. My husband James and I have been his neighbor over 15 years. My family will miss him and we will continue to pray for Ms Evelyn and her family.

  • William (Bill) Smith
    2 years ago

    Clayton was one of my dearest friends. He was a man of God. his focus was on prayer ministry, serving as prayer advocate for SC United Methodist Men as well as the SE Jurisdiction and was known as a strong, devoted leader in the area of prayer. He will be remembered and missed. Clayton was devoted to his wife Evelyn and his two daughters and their families . Rest In peace Clayton.

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