William “Clayton” Taff Jr.


    William “Clayton” Taff Jr. of Cuba, Missouri was born in St. Louis, Missouri to William “Bill” Clayton Sr. and Frances May Stroud Taff and passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the age of 68 years, 3 months and 8 days.


    Clayton grew up in St. Charles, Missouri and moved to Steelville around eighth grade where he attended Steelville Schools and graduated with the class of 1969.
    He married Mary Brown.
    He worked at Brown Shoe for many years and after their closing, he went to Ozark Mountain Technologies where he later retired. Clayton was an avid hunter. He was a lover of anything outdoors, especially going to the river, boating, fishing and camping.  Music was a big part of his life, he played the guitar and enjoyed singing. He was a Cardinals baseball fan.
    Clayton was a grill master, he was famous for his pork steaks and he loved having family and friends together for cookouts and fries. He enjoyed to travel with his daughters and hanging with his friends at “the shop.”
    He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” Clayton Sr. and Frances May Taff; sisters, Amanda Quinton and Annette Taff; and special friend, Rosie Atchison.
    He is survived by his two daughters, Laura (JW) Wright of Lake St. Louis, Missouri and Cherie (Myles) Cullen of Washington, DC; grandchildren, Liam Wright and Xander Wright, both of Lake St. Louis, Missouri and Kian Cullen and Kayla Cullen, both of Washington, DC; sisters, Carla (Jerry) Eikermann of Jefferson City, Missouri and Cathy Brandt of St. Louis County, Missouri; brother, Rev. Charles (Vicky) Taff of Brewster, Kansas; special friends, Ray Atchison of Steelville, Missouri, Jerry Hardin of Cuba, Missouri, Jim Pratt of Robertsville, Missouri and Bob (Janice) Hardin of Arizona; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Misssouri with Rev. Charles Taff officiating.
    Burial was at the Steelville Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.