I knew Clay when I worked at Purdue from 2004-2009. I am sorry to hear of his passing. I live in Miami now, and this news just reached me today. My thoughts are with you during this sorrowful time. What I will always remember about Clay is his willingness to talk sports with me... Football mainly, some basketball and occasionally hockey, my favorite and one that he was learning to appreciate with HDTV :). He spoke of you often and always with a smile on his face. Clay was a wonderful person and also willing to help me with my computer (usually printing) issues. I hope the memories that you and Clay made, and those that others have shared with you, will comfort you during this time of sadness.
I was so sorry to hear about Clay. I worked in the Agronomy Dept. went he first started there. We had somefunny and interesting conversations. He always had a good attitude when you had a problem that need solving and I had many. I always tried to see him when I would come to Purdue to have lunch with Connie, Sandy, and Karen. When I retired my picture was the only one in the Exponent retiring at that time so he gave me the name of ""big head"" because it looked like it was taking up more than the normal amount of room in the column. I didn&t get to see him on Spring Fling day and sorry for that.
You take care and know that you are in my prayers.
Beverly Bratton Miles
I haven&t talked to him in years but wanted his family to know that we thought of him fondly. He was always nice and well behaved and had a good heart.
I was very sorry to read of his passing.
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
It was good to hear that he still enjoyed fishing and hunting. We did quite a bit of fishing when we were married. He would get a kick out of that fact that I&m now in the process of taking up hunting.
And I&ll never forget meeting him for golf every Saturday and Sunday to play the last nine holes after he and the guys played all day. I could barely make it through nine holes and he was still ready to play after 36.
The Lord took him way too soon. He will certainly be missed.
With deepest sympathies,
Jason (Skippy) and Daphne Luttrell
Clay was a great guy and will be missed.