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Maj. Robert Brannon Clay USMC
 Born
20 March 1922 - Austell, Georgia, United States of America - [ s3214 ]
 Died
23 November 2005 - Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, United States of America - [ s3214 ]
 Buried
Barrancas National Cemetery, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, United States of America - [  s3215 ]
 Spouse
Born 27 May 1923 - Died 10 June 2013
 Married
11 July 1947 - Naval Air Station Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, United States of America - [ s3195 ]
 Child 1
Details Withheld
 Child 2
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 Child 3
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GENERAL NOTES
Obituary published in the Tallahassee Democrat on Nov. 27, 2005
Maj. Robert Brannon Clay

Maj. Robert Brannon Clay, 83, a retired Marine, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005.

A family memorial service will be later, with burial at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel (850-877-8191) is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Combat Casualty Assistance Campaign of the Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph St., Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203-1977.

He passed peacefully in his sleep into the next life. Maj. Clay was born March 20, 1922, in Austell, Ga. He served as a Naval aviator in World War II and the Korean War. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with one silver and two gold stars, the Navy/Marine Commendation Medal with a V for valor, a Navy Unit Commendation Medal and numerous other decorations.

After retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1964, he attended Florida State University and received his bachelor of arts and master of science degrees. He was employed by the State Aircraft Pool, where he was a pilot for Gov. Reuben Askew. He later took an administrative position for the Florida Department of Transportation.

Maj. Clay was a member of the Retired Officers Association, the Quiet Birdmen and the Civil Air Patrol. Maj. Clay had resided at Westminster Oaks for the past five years. Despite declining health and mobility, he maintained his good cheer and wry wit, admonishing all he met, "Don't grow old!" He also claimed to still hear the "clip-clop" of horse hooves on hard-packed red clay as he left Westminster Oaks and headed down Miccosukee Road on outings.

He was a kind and generous man and a loving and supportive husband and father through thick and thin who will be terribly missed. "He was our hero." Maj. Clay is survived by his former wife, Louise S. Clay; his sons and daughters-in-law, John M. Clay and Coleen A. Castro, and Linc Clay and Karen Girard, all of Tallahassee, and William B. Clay and Anna Rivola-Clay of Charlotte, N.C., and a sister, Johnnie Eminger of Paradise, Calif.

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United States Social Security Death Index
Given Name: Robert
Middle Name: B
Surname: Clay
Birth Date: 20 March 1922
Social Security Number: 254-20-2375
State: Georgia
Last Place of Residence: Leon, Florida
Previous Residence Postal Code: 32309
Event Date: 23 November 2005
Age: 83
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United States Department of Veterans Affairs
CLAY, ROBERT B.
MAJ. US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II, KOREA
DATE OF BIRTH: 03/20/1922
DATE OF DEATH: 11/23/2005
BURIED AT: SECTION A-10 ROW C SITE 12
BARRANCAS NATIONAL CEMETERY
NAVAL AIR STATION, 1 CEMETERY ROAD PENSACOLA, FL 32508
(850) 453-4108
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Robert Brannon Clay 1922 - 2005
Robert Brannon Clay 1922 - 2005
Barrancas National Cemetery, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida
The photograph comes from the Find A Grave website courtesy of chuck cummins
The location is Barrancas National Cemetery, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, United States of America.
Link to the Find A Grave site for Robert Brannon Clay
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MARRIAGE NOTES
Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993
Name: Robert Brannon Clay
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 11 Jul 1947
Event Place: Florida, United States
Spouse's Name: Louise Christine Sinton
Reference ID: 13881
GS Film number: 002115808
Digital Folder Number: 005205795
Image Number: 03923
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Marriage Certificate for Robert Brannon Clay and Louise Christine SintonMarriage Certificate for Robert Brannon Clay and Louise Christine Sinton
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SOURCES
[ s3214 ] Social Security Death Index - United States of America - SS#: 254-20-2375
[ s3215 ] Military Record - United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Burial of Robert Brannon Clay in Section A-10, Row C, Site 12, Barrancas National Cemetery, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, United States of America - ML2005-23-11-RBC
[ s3195 ] Marriage Certificate - Florida, Marriages, 1830-1993 - Marriage of Robert Brannon Clay and Louise Christine Sinton on 11 July 1947 at the Naval Air Station Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, United States of America - Reference ID: 13881, GS Film number: 002115808, Digital Folder Number: 005205795, Image Number: 03923 - MC1947-11-07-RBC-LCS
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