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MAJ (Ret) Clayton Avery Griffith

January 3, 1952 ~ May 28, 2021 (age 69)

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MAJ (Ret) Clayton Avery Griffith, age 69 of Clarksville, passed away Friday, May 28, 2021 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital.

Clayton was born January 3, 1952 In Nuremberg, Germany to the late Norman Lee Griffith and Gertrude Hoffman. He is survived by his wife, Deborah A. Berry Griffith; sons: Patrick (Jenna) Malotte, Jeff (Cathie) Malotte, Karl (Shanta) Griffith, Robert Griffith, Paul (Jordan) Griffith; bonus son, Cole Boggs; brothers: Ernie Griffith, Henry Griffith; sister, Mona Danielson; grandchildren: Jessica (Matthew) Anderson, Joseph (Ashley) Griffith, Joshua (Ahram) Griffith, Karl Griffith Jr., Nyla Griffith, Jacob Griffith, Zoey Malotte, Riley Malotte, Amelia Griffith, Sawyer Griffith, Madelyn Malotte, Logan Malotte, Steven Malotte, Lucas Malotte; great grandchildren: Addalie Anderson, Paisley Anderson, Amber Griffith and Amora Griffith.

Clayton was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He retired from the U.S. Army and later retired from the Clarksville Sheriff’s Department.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, June 4, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Jacob Dio officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, June 4, 2021 from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home. Interment will be at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West at 2:00 PM following the funeral service.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Malotte, Karl Griffith, Clayton Paul Griffith, Jeff Malotte, Robert Griffith, and Cole Boggs. Honorary Pallbearers will be Karl Griffith Jr., and Jacob Griffith.

Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488.  Online condolences may be made at


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June 4, 2021

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

Celebration of Life
June 4, 2021

12:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
709 Franklin Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

June 4, 2021

2:00 PM
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West
5817 Fort Campbell Boulevard
Hopkinsville, KY 42440

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