Joseph “Joe” Clayton

June 30, 1950 - November 15, 2022

Joseph “Joe” Earl Clayton, 72, of Nederland, died Tuesday, November 15, 2022. He was born June 30, 1950, in Port Arthur, to Margie Lucille Pennington Clayton and John McBride Clayton.

Joe retired from Valero as a pipefitter after forty years of service. He devoted much of his time coaching youth baseball, football, and softball. Joe was an active member of his community and was a member of Knights of Columbus and a past Grand Knight. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, and Papa Joe and for his servant’s heart.

Survivors include his children, Brian Clayton and wife, Heather, of Mauriceville and Mandy Clayton of Nederland; grandchildren, Ryan Davenport; Kalea, Megan, Hannah, and Kannon Clayton; and Katie and Ryan Litynesky; furbaby, Max; grand-furbaby, Finley Grace; brothers, Mark Clayton and wife, Janice, of Nederland; Jimmy Clayton and wife, Susie, of McDade; and Don Clayton and wife, Rhonda, of Fulshear; sister, Shelly Gibbs and husband, Billy, of Fannett; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of forty-seven years, Willie Sue Clayton; sisters, Shirley Alford and Jennie C. Love; brother, Roger Gehrels; and in-laws, Rene and Anna Mae Metreyon and James Elray Metreyeon.

A gathering of Mr. Clayton’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 21, 2022, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, with his interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

Memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Clayton may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • November 20, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • November 20, 2022
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
  • 211, Hardy Ave, Nederland, TX, 77627,
  • November 21, 2022
  • 10:30 am


Greenlawn Memorial Park – Groves
  • 3900, Twin City Hwy, Groves, TX, 77619,

Comments (9)

    Jana and Brandon Morgan says:

    Brandon and I were saddened to hear the news of Joe’s passing. We both knew just how proud both Joe and Willie Sue were of Mandy. With understanding that this is not goodbye, rather a temporarily absence from each other , may God and Jesus Christ bring peace to Mandy and her family knowing that they will all be together again in Heaven where no one ever has to say goodbye. God Bless this family going forward.

    Teena+Golden says:

    I went to school with Joe and got to know him after we graduated. Joe was one of the sweetest people I have had the pleasure of knowing; my condolences go out to his family during this tome of grieving. RIP dear Joe…

    Bobby Davis says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Many fond memories of Joe while growing up in Nederland. He worked with us at the funeral home, and even remember while in grade school going to the football games, etc. He was certainly well respected and a good friend.

    Lisa Horton says:

    So sorry for your loss. My maiden name is rose. Jennie was one of my best friends. Joe coached one of my sons in baseball when I was staying with my parents. Such a nice man. May our Heavenly enfold you all in his loving arms. God bless you all and keep you all.

    Cheryl & George Junot says:

    James, we are so sorry for the loss of your sweet brother. You and all of your family are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Diane lapoint says:

    Im so sorry My husband Jim love to work with him
    In sports for kids He was so funny so sorry i cant make it but my prayers will be with you and your family

    Kathleen Williams says:

    Mandy so sorry for your loss.Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

    Nancy Adams says:

    I have only wonderful memories of Joe and Willie Sue. We were a part of the girls softball family and will always remember the way he coached and loved our girls. I always remember him saying “everything’s gonna be alright. It always is”. Rest in peace Coach Joe. GO BLUEJAYS

    Joe Prestridge says:

    Sorry for y’all loss

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