RISING STAR - Funeral services for Johnny Glenn Clay, 69, of Rising Star were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the First Baptist Church in Rising Star, with Terry Simmons officiating. Burial was in Pendergrass Cemetery in Comanche County, under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Home of Rising Star.

Johnny passed away on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Rising Star Nursing Center, in Rising Star.

He was born on June 1, 1939, in Wills Point, to Jesse Carroll “Riley” Clay and Ola Mae (Hill) Clay-Henry. He graduated from Sidney. He served in the United States Army. He lived in the community since 1972. He worked in the Auto Body Repair business. He was a Member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Comanche.

He is survived by his sons, Greg Clay of Rising Star, and Johnny Clay Jr. of Fort Riley, Kan.; four daughters, Angela White, Laura Alexander, Melissa Evans, and Becky Clay all of Rising Star; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four brothers, Jesse Clay of Henderson, Mansel Clay of Early, Travis Clay of St. Helens, Ore., and Billy Henry of Comanche; three sisters, Barbara Chamberlin of Carthage; Macie Kinard of Graham, and Pat Holden of Comanche.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Wanda Clay.