J.M. White Funeral Home
J.M. White Funeral Home
Welcome History and Staff Facility Obituaries Services Preplanning Contact Us Directions Local Information Links
 

Max Clayton POSTPONED

 
  Max Clayton POSTPONED

Max Clayton POSTPONED

***DUE TO THE SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES MEMORIAL SERVICES HAVE BEEN POSTONED UNTIL A LATER DATE*** Myrtle Beach, SC-Max Bernard Clayton, 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 6,2020 at Grand Strand Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, SC. Max was born in Henderson on September 20th, 1938, the youngest son of Katy Thelma (Briggs) and Zina Clayton, with two older brothers, Roscoe and James. He graduated from Elon College in 1961, began teaching, coaching baseball and married his college sweetheart, Judith Elliott Clayton. They moved to Charlotte, NC, in 1969, where he began a career in banking and mortgage lending which lasted over 33 years and took him to Atlanta and Gainesville, GA. In 1991, he moved to North Myrtle Beach, SC, working for Crestar Mortgage and ending his working life as a school bus driver for North Myrtle Beach High School in 2015. He is beloved by many friends and family members and his hobbies included joke-telling, golf, strumming guitar and singing (a.k.a. Johnny Cash), convertibles, card-playing and sharing the philosophies of Jesus Christ, his Savior and Guide. Max is survived by his wife, Judith, and three daughters: Kristin Knezevic and husband, Bojan, Susan Hoffman and husband, Joe, Ann Clayton Leichle and husband, Thierry; and six grandchildren, Joey, Clayton, Maia, Max, Liam and Alex. He was a loving husband and a dedicated father, and a celebration of his life is being planned for mid-July at Lee Funeral Home of Little River, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital (www.stjude.org) or 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


Date of Death: Wednesday, May 6, 2020

 
      Compassionate, professional care 
for families when they have lost a loved one.   North Carolina Funeral Directors 
Association  
 

J. M. White Funeral Home

J. M. White Funeral Services, Inc.
60 Zeb Robinson Road
Henderson NC 27536
(252) 438-5139
© 2013 NCOL