Arie Clayton Easter, 73, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Clayton was born in Monroe County on March 15, 1949 to Charlie Wilson and Annie Kate Thompson Easter. He attended Greenwood Springs and Becker School and married Frances Dunn on August 11, 1969. Leaving Monroe County in the 1960’s, he moved to Michigan where he was a long-time farmer eventually moving back to Monroe County in 1994. Clayton never met a stranger and was a friend to many. If you had a need, he’d meet it even if it was the last dollar he had. Described as a good soul, he loved to ride the roads visiting with his family and friends and particularly enjoyed family get-togethers. He was a known for a good joke, he enjoyed fishing, and loved his little Chihuahua, Killer, who he like to buy Happy Meals for.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Moffett officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.
He is survived by one son, Clayton Dewayne Easter of Aberdeen; two daughters, Janet Easter (Chris) of Hatley and Cassandra Tedford of Hatley; 5 brothers, Neal Easter, Charles Easter, Thomas Easter, Carlos Easter, and David Easter; 4 sisters, Faye Tate, Bernice Wooldridge, Patricia Dean (Phillip) and Pauline Kell; grandchildren, Evan Easter, Ashley Welch (Dustin), Kelly Dodd, Kevin Dodd, Austin Easter, Eric Tedford, and Rylee Tedford; great grandchildren, Madison and Mollie Kate Welch, Dixie Dodd, and Karsyn Blair Easter; a host of nieces and nephews; and close friend and neighbor, Jeff Long.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jamey Lee Dodd; brothers, Bobby Ray, Lewis, and Johnny Easter; sister, Bertha Mae Easter; and great grandson, Donovan Womack.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Welch, Austin Easter, Bobby Gene Easter, Daniel Dean, Phillip Dean, and Lanny Clayton.
Visitation will be on Tuesday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com