William "Bill" Clay, son of the late Zack and Bernice Stockard Clay, was born March 16, 1925, in Viola, Ark. He died at his home Aug. 6, 2007, at the age of 82.
He married Lessie Jean Shrable on Sept. 4, 1950, and to this union, two daughters were born. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He retired from General Motors with 33 years of service in the skilled trade of machine repairman. Bill was a loving husband, dad, and PoPo. He loved going to church, reading the Bible, fishing, and garden and yard work. He was a member of the Church of Christ and attended worship at Viola.Survivors include: his wife of 56 years, Lessie Jean; two daughters, Linda Lackie of Viola, and Brenda Stordahl and husband Cal of Brighton, Mich.; three grandchildren, Amber Lutz and husband Jordan, Devon Hoover and husband Jeremy, and Dustin Stordahl, all of Mich.; one sister, Marie Sharble of Gepp, Ark.; and a host of other relatives and friends.Funeral services were held Aug. 10, at the Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem, Ark., with Bro. Frank Plachy and Cal Stordahl officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Gepp, under the direction of Barker Funeral Home.Pallbearers were Cal Stordahl, Dustin Stordahl, Jordan Lutz, Jeremy Hoover, Doyle Shrable and Mike Sherman.Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Sutherland, Winston Kerley, Leon Hodges, Curtis Shrable, Wayne Shrable, Curtis Ashby, George Williams, Charles Sherman, Bob Roper, R. A. Pendergrass, L. J. Campbell and Larry Burns.Memorials preferred to the Pleasant View Cemetery or the Alzheimers Association.