CLAY, Russell “Brother”

Russell “Brother” Clay was born March 22, 1927 on the Clay family farm north of Reydon, OK to Cleo Gertrude and James Madison Clay. He passed away on March 18, 2014 in his home at the age of 86 years, eleven months and twenty six days. Russell grew up and attended school in and around Reydon, OK. At a young age he began farming with his father and later on moved houses and went on wheat harvest when it didn’t interfere with his farming operation. He was married to Frances Cordellia (Davis) Clay at McClain, Texas on February 23, 1980. After their marriage, they returned to Reydon where they made their home together. Russell is known far and wide for his skills in making peanut brittle. He also enjoyed taking care of his cattle and without fail, on Monday nights; you could find him at the Reydon Senior Citizen’s Center playing dominoes. He is preceded in death by his parents, step daughter, Judie and her husband, Jerry Blackwell. He is survived by his wife, Frances, of the home, stepson, Jerry Don Cook and wife, Linda, Trenton, Texas; three grandchildren, Danielle Devenney and husband Joey, Amarillo, Texas; Kimberly Crinshaw, Trenton, TX and David Cook and wife, Angela, Mineral Wells, TX; nine great grandchildren, five sisters, Bula May Sides, Durham, OK, Gertrude Flesher, Elk City, OK, Velma Dean Robison, Follett, TX, Hester Millemon, Rolla, KS and Mildred Harrison and husband Donavon, Attica, KS; one brother Kenneth Clay and wife Marilyn, Hysham, MT and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held at the Reydon Church of Christ.