A.C.”Rusty” Clayton passed June 12,2018 at his home in Christoval, Tx, after a brief illness.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy Clayton, a son, James Franklin Clayton, grandchildren, Makendree, Brydon, Mason, great granddaughter, Aubree, brother, Roy Clayton, brother in law Pete Sandel and spouse Nicole James, niece, Julie Carruthers, grand niece, Lily Walts and nephew Peter Sandel and numerous others. He was preceded in death by daughter Renee, his parents and 11 siblings.

Rusty was born March 20, 1943 to James William Clayton, and Jessie Seely Clayton, in Lovington, New Mexico and was the youngest of 13 children.
Soon after his family moved to Arkansas.

His early life was spent working on his parents farm in Arkansas. In his teens he started working in the oilfield first as a floor hand then as an operator of a pulling unit. From there he moved up to a field supervisor, operations manger and ultimately co owner of Globe Well Service, an oil and gas servicing company and Strippers Ltd in Big Lake, TX.

During his 45 plus years in the West Texas oilfield he became known as the consummate professional in all phases of oil and gas well servicing operations. He was widely respected for his knowledge, skill and common sense approach to solving the myriad problems associated with oil and gas well servicing operations.

He was a friend first and boss second to the many employees he worked with over the years and was considered by all of them as a person who would teach and show them how to do the job required and do it with respect for each of them.
Rusty’s approach to life, work, play and family was to enjoy it all to the maximum. His dedication to and love for his family, employees and friends, in return made him loved and respected by all those who knew him.

He was known for his compassion, calmness, and his loving spirit.

His wife, Judy, was the absolute love of his life and his thoughts and efforts were to take care of her up until the very day he passed. He loved his son Jamie and all his grandchildren with a passion and was blessed with his little great granddaughter as well.

Rusty was a Master Mason and member of the Scottish Rite and Shrine.

Rusty will be missed and is in a better place now with no pain.

Say not in grief: “He is no more”, but live in thankfulness that he was.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to a favorite charity or to the Children’s Hospital.

There will be a visitation from 2 to 4 P.M. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Harper
Funeral Home in San Angelo, TX. Grave side services will be held at 11:00 A.M., June 15, 2018 at Glenrest Cemetery in Big Lake, TX.