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Will Clay

December 8, 1961 — April 30, 2023

Will Clay


It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Stewart “Will” William Clay, age 61, of Bastrop, Tx passed from this life to his Heavenly home on Sunday April 30, 2023 in Austin Texas.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date.

Born in Quanah, Tx on December 8, 1961 to William “Jim” Clay and the late Virginia Clay. He had four siblings, Teresa, Buddy, Diane and Tami. Previously married to Betty Rickels of Graham, Tx. He lived throughout Texas including, Quanah, Graham, Euless, Burleson, and Bastrop.

His Christian faith was deeply important to him throughout his life and he strove each day to live his life for Christ. He loved to laugh and make those around him laugh along. He absolutely loved to spoil his grandchildren with sweets. He was very much a child at heart. Some of his favorite past-times included: reading, woodworking, visits to Possum Kingdom Lake, and table-top and computer gaming. He enjoyed making things with his hands.

Will is survived by: daughter, Elizabeth Hardy and husband Richard of Graham, Tx; daughter, Crystal Lynch and husband Adam of Benbrook, Tx; grandchildren: Angelique and Auron Hardy of Graham, Tx and Rheay and Evelyne Lynch, of Benbrook, Tx; father, Jim Clay of Bastrop, Tx; sister, Tami Hitt and husband Steve of Bastrop, Tx; sister, Diane Smith and husband Gary of Bastrop, Tx; brother, Buddy Clay of Bastrop, Tx; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Will was preceded in death by mother, Virginia Clay and sister, Teresa Price.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in his name.


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