Clayton, beloved father, son, brother and uncle, passed away unexpectedly on April 22 in a traffic accident while working at his job with HP Water Systems, Fresno. He’d been a valued journeyman electrician with HEP Electric for many years.
Clayton was born December 29, 1957, in Bremerton, Wash., second son and third child to Frank and “Connie” (Joan) Carpenter. He moved with his parents and siblings to Fresno, Calif., in March of 1959 and got his education in Norseman Elementary School, Fresno Adventist Academy in Fresno, as well as Auburn Adventist Academy in Washington.
Known for his great sense of humor and quick wit, Clayton was also an amazing artist known well for his two-hands-on Etch-a-Sketch art. He also drew, free-hand, the logger’s truck on the North Fork Supermarket mural. He never met a stray dog he didn’t like, nor hesitated to help a person in need. One of a kind, Clayton will be missed by family, co-workers and a multitude of friends.
Surviving family who cherished Clayton include his son, Clayton Ray and wife Christen Carpenter of Madera; parents Frank & “Connie” Carpenter of Friant; sisters, Cathie Jone and husband Peter, and Carlyn Murdock of Fresno; oldest brother Kevin and his wife Colleen; little brother Kendall and wife Linda of Bonsall; and Great-grandmother Agnes Constable of Riverside, Calif. His cousins, many nieces and nephews, and his friends will miss the joy of playing with Clayton on the journey of life for he was certainly the center of high-energy entertainment.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 9, at 4 p.m. at Fresno Adventist Academy Mansion Grove, 5397 E. Olive Ave. in Fresno.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 2, at 4 p.m. at Oakhill Cemetery in North Fork, Calif.
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