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“Andy, Patsy and I wish to extend our deepest condolences to you and your family. ”
1 of 43 | Posted by: Jeff Gooch

“Sincerest of condolences to Andy and the family of Mr. Clayton. From Gordon and David Cox and The Meeks Mortuary Staff, Muncie. ”
2 of 43 | Posted by: David Cox

“Andy and Family - our hearts go out to all of you. Your father was a special man, who was well-liked by our family. He was willing to give Justin the...Read More »
3 of 43 | Posted by: Becky Burgess-Osher

“Our condolences to Melinda, Andy and family. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Jerrit. We were shocked. He will be missed by many, especially...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: Jim and Vicki

“Thank you for videoing Jerrit's service. It was perfect for a almost' perfect guy. It helped me as I couldn't be there in person. Prayers to all with...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Toni & Dave

“Andy and Sheri, my thoughts and prayers to you and the family. Jerrit was one of the first persons that I met here at Flanner Buchanan when Shannon...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: Anne Clark

“I was so saddened to hear of Jerrit's passing. He and Ed Porter brought me into the funeral business 20 years ago and I could not have asked for a...Read More »
7 of 43 | Posted by: Shannon (Knotts) Yowler

“Andy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was a wonderful thoughtful man and God welcomed him into heaven with opened arms. He...Read More »
8 of 43 | Posted by: Susan Parsley

“I just want you to know how sorry I am about Jarrett oh, so sad. He was the nicest guy in the world and always treated you with so much respect and...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Debbie Parker

“My Dad, Tom Leedy, and Jerrit were roommates at Usher Funeral Home in Indianapolis when they were going thru Mortuary School together. Dad always had...Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: Tom Leedy, Julie Leedy-Walker and the staff of Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home

“Patty and I will never forget how kind and sincere Jerrit was to us while attending the Indiana Funeral Directors State Convention while I was NFDA...Read More »
11 of 43 | Posted by: Dwayne R. Spence

“Andy, Please know that we are thinking of you and your entire family at this time. With our deepest sympathy. ”
12 of 43 | Posted by: Dan Lodermeier

“Andy and family: We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of your father, Jerrit. We are sending our thoughts, love and prayer to all of you....Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: All of us at Jones Family Mortuary

“What a dear man and family to whom so many of us owe so much for serving us so thoughtfully during life's most difficult moments. ”
14 of 43 | Posted by: Kevin Faulkner

“Andy and family, our heartfelt condolences are being sent to you. Your dad was a true gentleman and mentor to many. He will be sorely missed by all...Read More »
15 of 43 | Posted by: Jim & Bette Ming

“So sorry to hear about Jerrit's passing. He worked with my father at Bedino's in Terre Haute and I worked with him at Flanner Buchanan. Jerrit was a...Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: Ted Mau

“Julie and I send our warmest regards to the entire Clayton family. Jerrit, and his son Andy, served many Flanner & Buchanan families with honor and...Read More »
17 of 43 | Posted by: Bruce W. Buchanan

“To the Clayton Family: I had the pleasure of working with Jerrit for many years at Flanner Buchanan. I will always remember his kind eyes,...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Paula Fernandez

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers of comfort for your family. Laura and Bill Beeler. ”
19 of 43 | Posted by: Laura Beeler

“Andy and family, Thinking of you during this difficult time. His legacy lives on through those whose lives were touched by his generosity and...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Brandon H. Cruz

“When I was a student at the Indiana College of Mortuary Science, I worked at Flanner & Buchanan in 1968-69. That's where my friendship with Jerrit...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: George Eastman

“I was sorry to hear Mr. Clayton passed away. He was always a fun and generous person. We'll be thinking about the family in the coming days. ”
22 of 43 | Posted by: Tuck McCarthy

“Dear Andy and family, Please accept our sympathy. As a standard bearer, Jerrit was a true gentleman and statesman for funeral service. May God bless...Read More »
23 of 43 | Posted by: Eugene & Lois Wagner

“On behalf of the Directors, Officers and Employees at Fifth Third Bank, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. On a personal note,...Read More »
24 of 43 | Posted by: Brian Blalock

“Andy, Bailey, and family, our sincerest condolences for the loss of your father and grandfather. He left quite a legacy for you and for our...Read More »
25 of 43 | Posted by: Kenny Costin & Austin Purkey

“Jerrit Clayton - a gentle man and a class act is every aspect - lived a life of service and a leaves behind a lasting legacy. He was very kind to us...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: Dawn Fisher

“Jerrit interviewed me in early 2007 and hired me for an internship with Flanner Buchanan that spring. I was so blessed to have had time working...Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: Krista Vanlandingham

“erit was an incredible funeral director and a pillar in our profession. I most remember his leadership on the Foundation and his chairmanship of the...Read More »
28 of 43 | Posted by: John C Carmon NFDA Past President

“I am so sorry to hear of Jerrit's passing. I enjoyed working with Jerrit during his time with Flanner Buchanan. Keeping you all in my thoughts and...Read More »
29 of 43 | Posted by: Karen Becvar

“Melinda and Andy and family, I will miss Jerrit very much. He was a comfort to a lot of people throughout his days at Flanner and Buchanan and...Read More »
30 of 43 | Posted by: Randy Stantz

“Met Mr.Clayton by phone as he put me in touch with Andy last year. He was pleasant and kind as my wife and I were interested in buying burial plots....Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Earl Cecil

“Dear Clayton Family, Heaven gained a "STAR" and shines a little brighter. Those that go before us prepare our path and watch over us until we are...Read More »
32 of 43 | Posted by: Janet Poskey McClure

“Thank you so much for all the compassion you gave my family when we needed it the most. You most certainly earned your angel wings. Rest peacefully...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Kathy Birge

“I am sadden to see Jerrit's obituary in The Star paper today. Jerrit was a great mentor and friend for me when I managed the Zionsville Instant Print...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Richard Caldwell

“Our deepest condolences for the Clayton family. Jerrit was a great man who will never be forgotten. He was There for us and dso many others ”
35 of 43 | Posted by: Nancy L. Stum & Bryan Livengood

“I met Jerritt at Lions park. I was on the little league board and Jerritt was one of my volunteer umpires. To donate countless hours every night and...Read More »
36 of 43 | Posted by: Susan Danner

“Sending hugs and good thoughts. ”
37 of 43 | Posted by: Jennifer Bryant-Dixon

“Prayers and condolences to the entire Clayton family. ”
38 of 43 | Posted by: Tony Lloyd

“Sincere sympathy! ”
39 of 43 | Posted by: Dennis Smith

“I met Jerrit in 1988, when I came to Flanner Buchanan and a wonderful bond was formed that I will forever cherish in my heart. He was always willing...Read More »
40 of 43 | Posted by: Brian W, Vaughan, CFSP

“Jerrit taught me as a Funeral Director by his example. I watched how he spoke and cared for families very carefully. I first met him at a National...Read More »
41 of 43 | Posted by: Paul St. Pierre

“Andy, so sorry for your loss. Your dad was always a caring and thoughtful person in all of our associations. May you find peace in the fact that he...Read More »
42 of 43 | Posted by: Steve and Karol Anderson

“I grew up across from Jerrit and his parents. My grandma worked with his dad. Although, he was older he was always kind. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
43 of 43 | Posted by: debbie doan - Neighbor


JERRIT L. CLAYTON of Zionsville, IN died March 24, 2021 at the age of 74. A funeral director for six decades, he was the senior vice president of Flanner and Buchanan until his retirement in 2012. Clayton returned shortly thereafter to a part-time role with Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Care. He graduated in 1966 from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science.