John-David Clayton, 45, of Fayetteville, formerly of Hamlet, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 21, 2023 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville.
He was born June 6, 1978, in Moore County, son of Johnny H. and Debbie Clayton.
John-David was employed by Roof Mentors in Hope Mills as a field relations executive and he thoroughly enjoyed his job and loved his work family. Being an outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. He had a passion for cooking and enjoyed gardening with his beloved fiancé, Cora. His love of his truck was important to him, purchasing his Ford F-150 Roush Super-charged in 2020. In recent years, he found another passion in his health, going to the gym twice daily.
John-David was a people person, having the ability to make people laugh and never meeting a stranger. In most instances, he would find some commonality with people and become friends. It was common for him to find anyone in need of a meal and he would gladly provide for them- he was genuine in his appreciation especially for our military. He definitely had a “gift of gab.” At times, John-David was a jokester and loved to scare friends and family, partly because of his love of horror movies.
John-David’s greatest loves were his family and his family dearly loved him. He had a profound love for his Cora and her children, planning to continue building a life together for the future. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his parents, Johnny and Debbie Clayton of Hamlet; grandmother, Shirley Stevens of Rockingham; fiancé, Cora Hair of the home; his stepchildren, Alexia Hair of Youngsville and Christopher Hair of Fayetteville; brother, Bryan-Michael Clayton (Kimberly) of Fuquay-Varina; nephews and niece, Miles, Daisy and Emmet Clayton; cousin, Emma-Rae Sellers, and her children, Reilly-Ann and Avery; and other aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023 at 2 p.m. at First Assembly of God, 160 Clemmer Road, Rockingham, with Pastor Gene Alexander and the Rev. Don Rollins officiating. Burial will be held privately by the family.