Robert Lee Clayton, age 78 of Kannapolis, NC, formerly of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away unexpectedly on November 21, 2006. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 2:30 PM at Whitley's Funeral Home, Kannapollis, NC with Rev. Sarah Weaver officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, NC. Mr. Clayton was a veteran of the Korean War Conflict serving in the U.S. Air Force, loved fishing, enjoyed bowling, football and basketball. He & Eoline were married in Kannapolis, moved to Greenville, West Columbia, SC and then Lawrenceville, GA for just over 40 years before returning to Kannapolis in 2000. He is survived by his: Wife: Velma Eoline Provost Clayton; Son: Larry Clayton, Atlanta, GA; Sister-in-law, Brothers-in-law, Special neighbor and Special friend, and a number of nieces and nephews; and was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen C. Nogueron and parents, J.F. & Nettie C. Clayton. Family will receive friends Saturday from 1-2:30 PM at the funeral home. Memorials to Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. 1st Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083 or The Humane Society-Concord and Greater Cabarrus County, PO Box 3104, Concord, NC 28025. Arrangements by Whitley's Funeral Home, Kannapolis, NC, 704-933-2222.