Beloved husband, father and grandfather Clayton Stufflebeam, went to be with the Lord on Good Friday, March 29, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Clayton had fought a good fight against lung cancer over the past two years. The family has deep gratitude for Dr. Alan Kritz and Dr. Jessica Castleberry and their wonderful staff at Cancer Centers of NC.
Clayton grew up in Vermont and New York, and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with both an undergraduate and graduate degree. After marrying his wife Prissy and living in Europe for three years, he made his home in Raleigh, where they raised their three children.
Surviving are his wife Prissy, sons William (Meghan) and Shawn (Gwen), and daughter Shannon (Greg) Pope, and ten treasured grandchildren, as well as his sisters Ione O'Donnell and Nancy Slye, and predeceased by his brother John Stufflebeam.
The Church of the Apostles, Bible Study Fellowship, and Cursillo all held special places in his heart, as they profoundly enhanced his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. He greatly enjoyed his volunteer work at The Christian Life Home, Neighbor to Neighbor, and the Wake Tech pre-GED program. He celebrated his 46th wedding anniversary with the love of his life on March 27, 2013.
A memorial service will be held at Church of the Apostles, 333 Church at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609 at 11:30am, Wednesday April 3, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Apostles or the American Cancer Society.
Clayton's devotion to family was deep and abiding; he will be greatly missed by them every single day.