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Raymond Cusick Clayton, age 73

Raymond Cusick Clayton, age 73, joined his Lord and Savior in God’s Holy Kingdom on January 19, 2021. He was born on July 11 as the only child of Raymond Sr and Sara Clayton, and enjoyed his younger years growing up in McGehee, AR. He is survived by his only child, Randy, and a host of friends/family who mourn his passing. Upon graduation he joined the Navy and went to Vietnam. His assignment as a “River Rat” required the dangerous assignment of moving boats under fire, to deliver and extract personnel.  After Vietnam, Raymond earned his Bachelor’s degree from UALR. He later met the love of his life, Gail. Raymond’s warmth and ethical character served him well in both sales and family life. He was an avid Razorback fan, hunter, member of the Arkansas Miata Club, fisherman, and devout member of Holy Souls Catholic Church. In his retirement years, Raymond enjoyed worldwide travelling with close family and friends. Raymond said, “I’ve led a blessed life…it’s just too short so enjoy it”. 

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


  • Pauline Jegley Posted February 11, 2021 10:49 PM

    I am so sorry! I loved Gail and Raymond!! Two of the best people I have ever known!! My thoughts and prayers with Randy and the other family members.

  • Joan and Jerry Flynn Posted March 6, 2021 1:33 PM

    We shared a lot of great and happy memories together. We will miss them both very much. We will never forget the two of them. We loved being with them because there was always laughter when we were together. They were great cousins and most importantly the greatest of friends. We love you Randy. You had great parents and we had great friends that will be dearly missed. We know how proud they were of you. Looking forward to seeing you when you come to St. Louis.

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