David Allen Clay

David Allen Clay, 58, of Mansfield, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at North Central Hospice in Ashland, Ohio, following a battle with cancer.

David was born on March 8, 1957, in Ashland, Kentucky, to Mitchel C. Clay and Barbara J. (Hamilton) Ross. He spent most of his life in Shelby and graduated with the class of 1975.

David retired from the Pool Business several years ago. He enjoyed playing the guitar, taking trips to Kentucky, and going deer hunting, trail riding, and camping. He was a Cleveland Browns and Indians fan. His nickname was "hound dog." It seemed like he could make a friend wherever he went and would help out anyone that he could. David will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara J. Ross, of Rush, Kentucky; two brothers, Danny Clay, of Rush, Kentucky, and his twin brother, Donald Clay, of Mansfield; his nephew, Jeramie Huston; step-mother, Carol Clay, of Shelby; step-brother, Gary Jones, of Shelby; his lifetime companion, Debbra Allamon, of Mansfield; step-daughter, Amy Shures; and three step-grandchildren, Colten, Michael, and Camren, all of Shelby.

David was preceded in death by his father, Mitchel C. Clay in 2002; and his step-father, William Ross.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, 1106 Park Avenue East, Mansfield, Ohio. Funeral and graveside services will be on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015 in Ashland, Kentucky. Burial will follow at the Clay family cemetery, in Boyd County, KY.

Online condolences may be made at www.wernergompf.com.

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