Ernest Fay Clairday, Jr. died on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at his home. He was born in Lake City, Arkansas on November 11, 1946. JR married Sherry Lee Gutzman on January 29, 1970 at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Houston, TX. He was confirmed as a member of Christ the Lord Lutheran Church. JR helped build the school there. The family later joined Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. When the sanctuary was being built, JR helped by staining all the wood including the furniture. Lastly, he joined Victory of the Lamb Lutheran Church where he felt very much at home.
He was a resident of Katy for thirty-nine years.
Survivors include his wife Sherry Lee Clairday of Katy; four children, Christopher Jeremy Clairday, Tara Lynn Clairday, Rachel Louise Clairday, Rebekah Ann (David) Ball, all of Katy; and four grandchildren, Dustin Walker Klesel, Tyler Rose Klesel, Haley Nicole Ball, and Aryn Louise Clairday. Other survivors include his sister Martha May Borgfeld, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
In lieu of flowers please support the building fund of Victory of the Lamb Lutheran Church, 23051 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy, TX 77450.