In memory of
Clay N. Johnson
Clay N. Johnson Portsmouth - Clay Noel Johnson, 82, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family who cared for him during his long illness. He was born to the late Aubrey Johnson, Sr. and Alice Hutchins Johnson in Portsmouth. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Aubrey Johnson, Jr. and William Johnson. After serving in the U.S. Air Force and graduating from Old Dominion University, Clay successfully pursued a career in sales and commercial real estate. He enjoyed a lifelong love of golf, the beach, playing the slots and fishing the waters from Michigan to Key West. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 57 years, Ruth; two daughters, Lynn Keeler and husband Ed and Janet Tunnell and husband Scott; two grandchildren, Nicholas Averett and wife Shelly and Edward Creech and wife Colleen who is expecting his great-grandson Asa Clay in December; one brother, Charles Johnson and wife Gene; sister-in-law, Judy Johnson; brother-in-law William Byerley; and many extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held 1 P.M. Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home the hour prior to the service. Donations in Clay's honor may be made to the American Heart Association or the ASPCA. www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com
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