Clay Walthall

Clay Travas Walthall

Thursday, November 4th, 1976 - Saturday, March 16th, 2019
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Clay Walthall, 42, of Shawsville, Va., passed away quietly in his sleep on Saturday morning, March 16, 2019. His family and friends will tell you he was one of the greats. He was genuine, just truly a good man. He was a study in paradoxes; Big and soft, strong and gentle, tough and tender. He had a zest for life, for music, nature, camping, hunting and fishing and especially for his family. He was a hard-working and honest businessman; taking over the family business Family Plumbing and Heating and helping it to continue flourishing when his father passed away.

Most of all he was an amazing family man. He told his five children often that he loved them, wrapping his arms around them whenever he got the chance. He left sweet notes for his wife and his mother, he made sure we all knew we were loved. Like everything he did, he did it with all his heart. He gave us his all. He stayed humble, worked hard, played hard, loved hard. We are not promised tomorrow. He chose to be happy.

He is survived by his wife, Jessica; his children, Kellen, Gracie, and Luke; his step-children, Marin and Caelum; his mother, Jill; his sisters, Katie, Danielle, Paige, and Maggie.

A visitation to celebrate his life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019, at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Va.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Mary Beth Richardson

Posted at 08:03pm
So sorry for your loss! My prayers to the family!

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Posted at 07:01am
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Thomas Widgeon

Posted at 06:29am
Sorry For Your Loss
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James Bearden lll

Posted at 06:19am
I am so sorry for your loss. That is just too young.. The sting of death creates sadness and pain that none of us should ever have to endure. I wanted to leave a positive thought from the Bible about the future at Revelation 21:4 it says, " And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." The scriptures promise a time when we will never see pain, sickness or death ever again and at John 5:28,29 we learn of a "resurrection" for the future of our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. I am again so sorry for your loss, but I hope these words bring you some comfort during this painful time.

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