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Michael "Scott" Clayton

Michael “Scott” Clayton, age 50, of Fuquay Varina, passed away on April 10, 2015. Scott, a man who had a passion for life, love and his family, left this world unexpectedly. He was not ready to go and would want everyone to hold their loved ones even closer and take care of each other, remembering that life is precious.

Scott was a loving husband who celebrated their love and marriage every day. He was a wonderful father, a terrific son and brother and the greatest “Papa” ever to his grandchildren that he loved and cherished. He was a perfect man.

Scott worked at SAS for 29 years, and was adored by his coworkers. He was one of the most dedicated and dependable employees and truly enjoyed his work. Scott had a great love and knowledge of all things music. He was considered the “grill master” and was even known for his baking skills. Being a sports fan, he always was there to cheer on the Red Sox and the Carolina Tar Heels basketball team.

Scott had a quick wit, a super sense of humor and he seemed to know a little bit about a lot of things. He had a way of engaging people and could talk to anyone about anything. He was a man of presence with his loud voice and great laugh. Scott was an all-around cool guy.

Scott is survived by his loving wife, Mendy Clayton; son, Chris Cotten (Molly); grandchildren, Mac, Lula and Charlie Cotten; father, Mike Clayton (Becky); sisters, Lisa Britton (Jeff) and Ashley Jackson (Dave); father-in-law, David Quate; brother-in-law, Rusty Quate (Cathy); sisters-in-law, Cindy Mann (David) and Beth Mills (Robbie); many nieces and nephews and a large extended family. Scott was preceded in death by his mother, Deanna Clayton; mother-in-law, Joanne Quate; and two loving four legged children, Annie and Maddie.

A visitation will be held at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, Wednesday, April 15 from 12:00-2:00pm, with a funeral beginning at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Scott’s memory to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or the Wake County ASPCA, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603. Condolences may be made online at www.Mitchell