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Clayton William Dunn

January 21, 1935 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Clayton Dunn Obituary


Mr. Clayton William Dunn, 88, of 125 Colonial Dr., passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC.

A Private Graveside service will be held at Clinton Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Guy officiating.

Born on January 21, 1935, in Moore County, Clayton was the son of the late Clayton Knox Dunn and Magdeline Spangler Dunn and the widower of Martha Moon Dunn. He spent his career as a Meat Inspector with the Department of Agriculture until his retirement. Clayton loved public service and helping people as he served the Clinton-Sampson Rescue and EMS for 50 years. After his retirement, he served as a Deputy with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office. He was an avid gardener and woodworker.  On Sunday you could find Clayton at Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church, where he was a member and attended while his health permitted. In 2015 he spearheaded Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church’s “Infant Cradle Ministry”, which provides handmade “cradles” for stillborn babies. Finally, in his 70’s, he served Sampson Regional Medical Center as a security officer. In December 2022 Clayton was recognized and honored for 50 years of service by the North Carolina Association of Rescue and EMS.

Clayton is survived by two daughters: Michelle Dunn of the home, and Wanda Weeks of Clinton; grandchildren: Adam Weeks of Asheville, Garrett Weeks of South Carolina, and Jenna Williams and husband, Josh of Wilmington; two great-grandsons: Nolan Weeks, and Luke Williams; and many cousins and special friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Sherri Williamson, and three sisters: Edith Leander, “Bill” Allen, and Doris Marks.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church Missions Fund.

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Private Graveside Service

Clinton Cemetery
414 W. Main Street
Clinton, NC 28328


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