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Hamlett, Clayton N.

August 28, 1961 - June 10, 2014

Clayton Neal Hamlett, age 52, of Richardson, Texas passed away on June 10, 2014.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M., on Friday, June 13, 2014 at Murphy Road Baptist Church located at 411. South Murphy Road, Murphy, Texas 75094.  Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

6 replies on “Hamlett, Clayton N.”

Steve & Corinna Baker says:

Your A Great Guy That Will Be Missed Alot The Angels Will Take Care Of You Now With Open Arms. RIPdKte

Mark Hamlett says:

Clay Hamlett is my younger brother. My family and I will greatly miss him. He spent the last few months living with us as he struggled to get well from a number of health issues. I am grateful for the time we had together to catch up on the years that had passed so quickly.
Clay loved the outdoors and activities such as hunting, fishing, shooting, camping and snow skiing. In our youth, we skied many times together during family gatherings in Oregon. Clay went on to become a much better skier, hunter, etc. than I can ever hope to be. Our grand plan was for him to get well and help me improve in some of these things.
Clay spent much of his life in Paso Robles, California where we grew up. He had many friends there that were lifelong. He really considered them as more family than his scattered siblings. Over the years, he would tell me about various events in the lives of his friends, such as the births of the children of his friends, John and Denise Kudla. He was like a proud uncle to them.
It could be many months or even years sometimes between our conversations but the words flowed between us as if it had only been days since the previous conversation. It was always good to catch up on things with him, to see him, and to plan for future get-togethers. There was an easy connection between us that perhaps I took too much for granted. I cannot ever remember a single argument we had in our lives, although there were probably a few during our teenage years together.
I think Clay’s real plan, once he was able, was to get back to Paso Robles to be with familiar friends and surroundings. He especially talked about his favorite café, Cowgirls, where he dearly loved the waitresses there (and the awesome food).
I began to realize the depth of Clay’s struggle with various illnesses and ailments and the resulting pains and trials that came with it as he stayed with us. It hardly seemed fair that Clay should be burdened with so many struggles when others around him were so blessed, but I never once heard a note of bitterness from him about his misfortunes or the relative good fortunes of others. His complaints were minimal, only offered when inquiries to his well-being were made. His prayers for others were gentle and sincere.
One concern of mine was to know that his salvation was secure. He re-assured me that he had never wavered from his trust in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior since his youth when he had repented of his sins and trusted in Christ as the only way to salvation. He gently reminded me that he had prayed for me during my own years of rebellion against Jesus. So I and many others are looking forward to the day when we will see Clay again in heaven and rejoice together!

Paul & Dianna Kudla says:

Rest in Peace, Clay. You will be greatly missed. You were a good friend, employee, ski buddy, fishing partner, etc. We will toast a “blaster” to you.

John Welton says:

I only knew Clayton as a little boy, but the things I remember about him were his non-stop energy and how much he looked like his grandpa Charlie (my brother). My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I so appreciate Melissa leting us know of his passing.

Uncle John Welton

clay says:

Letter From Heaven

To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there’s not more tears of sadness; Here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon, and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, “I welcome you.

It’s good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.
I need you here badly, you’re part of my plan.
There’s so much that I have to do, to help our mortal man”

God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do,
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night the day’s chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you… in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years,
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears
But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned,
If I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over,
I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who’s in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night…”My day was not in vain.”
And now I am contented… that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.

So, if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you’re walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind;
I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it’s time for you to go… from that body to be free,
Remember you’re not going… you’re coming here to me.

katie white says:

Clay was my love and then we got lost. Over the last few years we had the opportunity to reconnect for which I will be eternally grateful. That first hug we shared made me realize that I was feeling something we had never lost. Clay was strong and kind and shy. Nowhere will you find a man with a better work ethic and NEVER will you find a more loyal friend. If there was a friend in need, Clay would be there indeed…. even when no one else was!!! As a nurse I know that Clay was very sick for a very long time, but, never, would you hear a word of complaining. I wish I could have taken away all of his pain. Thank you Clay for sharing your life with us and thank you for letting me back in to it. I will forever treasure the memories and good times and you will forever have a place in my heart. I love you, Katie

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