Charles Edward Clay, age 75, of Fordyce went to be with his Lord on Friday, February 16, 2018. He was born June 12, 1942 in Calhoun County, Arkansas to the late Frances and Dessie Clay. in addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Clay and one sister Francis Phillips. Mr. Clay served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. He was an avid hunter and fisherman that never met a stranger and everyone that met him, loved him. He will always be remembered as a devoted husband and a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his daughter Cheryl Ann Shook and her husband Mike, Brent Clay and his wife Wendy, grandchildren, Sarah Michelle Barton and husband Kevin, Emily Rhee Richard and husband Tyler, Steven Shook, Clay Shook, Cruz Wilson Clay, Carrington Reece, Charleston Elyse Clay, great-grandson Beau Barton, Drake, Payton Sydney, and Austin Plazzi, Grant, and Allibeth King, siblings, Jim Clay and wife Ernie, Gene Clay and wife Carolyn, Roy Clay and wife Marjorie and Walter Clay and his wife Sheryl.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Buie Funeral Home in Rison. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Clay was the recipient of a heart transplant in his memory the family requests that donations be made to ARORA (Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency) 1701 Aldersgate Road ,Suite 4, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.
Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Rison (870) 325-6216.