John A. Clayborn, 99, of Warren, IN, died Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 8:40 a.m., at Heritage Pointe in Warren.
Mr. Clayborn was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the 505th Airborne Anti-Aircraft Gunnery Battalion in the Pacific Theater of World War II. He received the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal. Following his military service, he worked at Anaconda Wire and Cable for 38 years. He was a Shriner, a member of Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, American Legion Huntington and First Baptist Church in Warren. He also served as Mason (past master) of Mt. Etna Lodge No. 333. He had also volunteered at MGH for many years.
He was born on Thursday, May 4, 1922, in Limestone, AR, to William and Ora Casey Clayborn. He married Daisy McCracken on July 6, 1944. She preceded him in death in 1983. He then married Jacqueline Huffman on July 10, 1985. She preceded him in death on Oct. 14, 2011.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet Catherine (Dan) Moriarity, of Warren, and Amy Kathleen Clayborn, of Marion; two daughters-in-law, Paula Clayborn, of Marion, and Lora Clayborn, of Jonesboro; a brother, U.R. Clayborn, of Converse; a sister, Billie Jo Enslin, of Fort Myers, FL; three grandchildren, Amber (Clarence) Holmes, of Marion, Russell Moriarity, of Uniondale, and Catherine (Kyle) Konz, of Fort Wayne; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, John Weston Clayborn and Roy Daniel Clayborn; a daughter, Sharon Elizabeth Clayborn; three grandsons, Garry Clayborn, Daniel Clayborn and Steven Clayborn; and a granddaughter, Kristy Clayborn.
Calling will take place on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion.
A funeral service will take place on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Rev. Russell Stickler will be officiating with burial taking place at Thrailkill Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church, 727 N. Wayne St., Warren, IN 46792 or Wounded Warrior Project, 230 W. Monroe St., Ste. 200, Chicago, IL 60606.
Online condolences may be made at nswcares.com.