Robert P. “Bob” Clay
Robert Paul “Bob” Clay, 86, of Inverness, Florida, passed away March 22, at Promise Hospital of Florida at the Villages, in Oxford, Florida
Born April 9, 1930, in Rochester, he was the son of the late Raymond and Gertrude (Burkey) Clay.
Bob was a masonry superintendent in the construction industry, and a U.S. Air Force veteran during the Korean War. He arrived in the Inverness, Florida, area in 1988 after previously living for 20 years in Largo, Florida.
He was a Methodist by faith, and was a life member of the VFW Post #1728 of Winamac. Bob came from a musical family, and was an accomplished musician, keyboardist, and drummer. He was a great dancer, and loved fishing.
Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Beverly Clay of Inverness, Florida; children: Christine [Gordon] Fleming of Sharpsburg, Georgia, Jeffrey [Theresa] Clay of Inverness, Florida, and Brenda [Phillip] Griswold of Largo, Florida; brother: James Clay; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A celebration of life memorial service for Bob will be held at the Point O’Woods Country Club, 9228 E. Gospel Island Road, Inverness, Florida, on Saturday, April 8, from 1-3 p.m.
The family requests donations in Bob’s memory be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, Florida, Gulf Coast Chapter, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., #709, Clearwater, Florida 33762.
Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.
(Pulaski County Journal — April 5, 2017)