James Thomas “Jay” Clayton, 75, of Hillsboro died Nov. 3, 2019, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur. Mr. Clayton was a retired art teacher for Hillsboro High School. Born March 31, 1944, in Benton. Ark., he was the son of the late Lester Carnette and Alta (Thomas) Clayton.
He is survived by a sister: Anne Horton of Little Rock, Ark.; and a sister-in-law: Beverly Clayton of Dexter.
He was preceded in death by a half brother: Lester Conway Clayton.
Memorial visitation is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home, 220 N. Main St., in De Soto. Arrangements are under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.