Clayton Vesey Sr.


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 5:36 pm
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Clayton Vesey Sr., 84, of Rock Island, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services will be conducted noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at Pentecostal Church of God, 1234 N. Ripley St., Davenport, with visitation 11 a.m. to services. Burial is at Oakdale Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Davenport. Arrangements are by Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport.
He married Dorothy May Burrage on July 29, 1978.
He retired from N&J Miller Construction with 45 years of service. He was a minister of Jerusalem Temple Apostolic. He enjoyed going to church and spending time with his family and friends. His favorite restaurant was Bishop's Buffet.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy; sons, Clayton Jr., Arthur C., Cornell, Lawrence, Lanard, Alex, Paul, Terry, Rev. Clark Stewart, Sam Bolden; daughters, Cremonia, Donna, Queenie, Denise, Margaret, Dominique, Yolanda, Delores, Peggie Hamilton, Mary Smith, Victoria Mc Gowan, Sylvette Knight, Charolotte Robinson and Charlesetta Burrage; 150 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.












 



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