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Nathan Thomas Clay, Jr.

October 9, 1940 ~ December 14, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Nathan Clay, Jr. Obituary

Nathan Thomas (Tommy) Clay, Jr. (83) passed away at the SECU Jim & Betsy Bryan Hospice Home of UNC Health Care in North Carolina on December 14, 2023.  Graveside services will be held December 18, 2023 at Glenwood Cemetery with graveside visitation at 1:30 PM followed by services at 2:00 PM with Brother Ken Lynch of Parkview Church of God officiating.  The family would like to thank the Hospice Home of UNC for their compassionate care.  

Tommy was born on October 9, 1940 in the Bryant Community of Yalobusha County, MS.  His family moved to Itta Bena when he was three years old and he graduated from Leflore County High School at Itta Bena in 1958.  After graduation, he met and married Linda Lee and they raised their family in Yazoo City, MS where they were members of Calvary Baptist Church.  Tommy retired from Southern Natural Gas Company in 1994 with 22 years of service.  He also farmed with his father, father-in-law and son, which was his passion.

Tommy is preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Louise La Cook and his father, Nathan Thomas Clay, Sr.  He is survived by his daughter, Lee Ann (Robert) Clark, Chapel Hill, NC; his son Nathan Thomas (Stephanie) Clay, III, Yazoo City, MS; and five grandchildren: Tyler and Lake Clay of Yazoo City, MS; Caroline (Adam) Schmelzer of Apex, NC; Rob (Laura) Clark of Garner, NC; Joe Clark (Carly) of Charlotte, NC; three greatgrandchildren: Camden, Catie, and Callan and his sister Elizabeth Ann Basden of Horseshoe Bend, AR

Pallbearers will be: Tyler Clay, Lake Clay, Rob Clark, Joe Clark, David Scott, Tommy Parker, Grey Kilpatrick, Steve Keith.  Donaldson Funeral Home along with Stricklin King Funeral Home of Yazoo City, MS are honored to serve the Clay and Clark family.

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