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Willie Marvin Clay / May 31, 2018

Willie Marvin Clay, 74, of Leigh Street, South Boston, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Born in Halifax County on May 16, 1944, he was the son of the late Willie Thomas Clay and the late Beatrice Barksdale Clay and was married to Betty Moore Clay.

In addition to his wife, Marvin is survived by a daughter, Robin Lewis and fiancé, Aubrey Owen of South Boston; grandchildren, Lauren Hope Milam, Brianna August Boelte, Brooke Alexandria Boelte and Summer Hope Lewis; sisters, Jean Bowyer and husband Kenneth of Phenix, Prindle Dalton and husband Ed of Keeling, Norma Kendrick and husband, Sherman of Danville, Verna Conner of Danville, Ethel Bea Moore of Altavista, Ramona Elliott and husband, Floyd of South Boston and Audrey Elaine McGuire and husband, Jerry of Pelham, N.C., and numerous family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Hope C. Milam, brothers, Douglas Clay and Glenn Clay and sisters, Christine Jones and Lucille Pruitt.

A funeral will be held Friday, June 1, at 3 p.m. at Brooks Lyon Betty B. Jones Chapel with Rev. Don Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to service at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Brooks Lyon Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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