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Clay Walker Russell, 50

Clay Walker Russell, 50, of Maumelle, passed away October 9, 2021. He was born October 24, 1970 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Michael Walker Russell and Shirley Ann Floyd-Russell.

Clay enjoyed fishing, driving fast cars, and nature adventures. He liked to think he had a green thumb and he loved antagonizing his children in a loving way.

Clay is preceded in death by his parents.

Clay leaves behind his children Gabrielle Marie Russell-Hill, Chloe’ Paige Shirley, and Caden Walker Russell; grandchildren Edward James Hill and Tesla CoraLeigh Hill; lifelong friend, best friend and mother of his daughters Stacye Shirley; siblings Jason Russell and Brenda Wingfield, Melissa Russell-Parker, Lorie Bremucci, Christine House, and J. Michael Russell; daughters maternal grandparents Rick and Linda Shirley; daughters uncle Jason Brett Shirley; and many more family and friends.

Clay’s Family Hosted Service will be on Friday, October 29th, 2021, at Graves Memorial Baptist Church 4617 Oak Grove Road, North Little Rock, AR 72118 @ 2:00 P.M.

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


  • Stacye R Shirley Posted October 27, 2021 7:14 PM

    Clay will eternally be the love of my life! I miss him more than words could ever express. He was taken so unexpectedly I do not know if I have actually accepted that he is gone. He was my person and I believe that I was his. Somehow we always ended up back together. I am so glad he was with me and the girls when the Lord called him home. Thank you to A Natural State funeral services staff for helping our family through this difficult time.

    • Christine House Posted January 19, 2022 5:15 PM

      This is Clay’s sister Christine. I just recently found out. I am so sorry. I would have came if I had known. I haven’t seen him in many years but I loved him.

  • Stacye S Posted October 27, 2021 7:22 PM

    Clay’s service will be on Friday, October 29th, 2021, at Graves Memorial Baptist Church 4617 Oak Grove Road, North Little Rock, AR 72118 @ 2:00 P.M.

  • Michelle Engele Posted October 28, 2021 4:41 PM

    To all of Clay’s family…I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Clay starting in the first grade. he was always so sweet. Stacye, I know you are hurting and if only there was a way to turn back the clock and have even just one more minute to say…anything, to our loved ones that we have lost. I hope you find peace and when it’s hard to find…just remember Clay’s love for nature and look to something beautiful…he will be there. Clay…to my former classmate and Hornet…Peace to you, you crazy guy!

  • Candie Henry Posted November 3, 2021 10:50 PM

    To Stacey Shirley and Russell Family
    Im so sorry for your great loss. You and your family will be in my prayers! If there is anything I can do please dont hesitate !
    May god be with you all in this time in need and every day forward.

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