Franklin Delano (Baldy) Clayton age 81 of Oak Ridge, Tn. Passed away January 15, 2016 in Knoxville, Tn.
Baldy was born December 27, 1934 in Brighton Alabama to Omar and Viola Clayton. He was employed with Y-12 as a Procurement Engineer for 28 years until he retired in 1990. A member and first President of the Oak Ridge Quarterback Club. The Elks Lodge, the Oak Ridge Country Club and was an avid golfer and played football until age 34, Playing for Oak Ridge in the 50's, Castle heights in 1954, Memphis State in 1955, and Florida State. He attended Florida State University in civil engineering.
Franklin was preceded in death by his parents Omar and Viola Clayton, his wife Carolyn Clayton and sister Nadine Blalock. He is survived by his son Frank (Kip) Clayton and his wife Suzie Webber Clayton and their two children Caitlin Clayton and Matthew Clayton One daughter Catrina Clayton Lozano and her sons Roman and David Lozano. Two brothers Henry Clayton, Harvey (Billy) Clayton. Four Sisters include Johnnie Griffin, Norma Stokes, Gwen King, Sandy (Tonie) Thornton
Funeral services will be Tuesday January 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with Bob Jenkins officiating. The family will receive friends starting at 3:30 pm until time of service. Interment will be at Anderson Memorial Gardens Thursday January 21, 2016 at 1:00. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Open Doors Tn. 118 Coleman Lane Powell Tn. 37849 Online messages may be left with the family at
Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home is serving the Clayton family