2017-01-19 / Obituaries


Claiborne “Clay” Clifton Myers Jr., 79, passed away Jan. 9, 2017 at his residence in Stapleton.

He was a native of Barlow Bend in Clarke County. He was born July 24, 1937.

He graduated from Jackson High School in 1955 and went to work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. in 1956. He transferred to the Mobile Field Division in 1961 where he remained until his retirement in 1998. During his career, he received numerous incentive and meritorious awards during his 42 years of service with the FBI, forming many long-lasting friendships. After retiring from the FBI, he became a private investigator and did contract background investigations for several federal agencies.

He was a loving husband and father. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and adventurer which he shared with his sons, grandchildren and many friends. He had a passion for helping people and did volunteer work for several organizations; the Mobile Chapter of the March of Dimes for over 35 years, a past president of the Stapleton Volunteer Fire Department and the Baldwin Catfish Roundup for the Disabled in Stapleton. He was a member and served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher for the Stapleton Baptist Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Ruth (Coker) Myers and four sons, Claiborne C. (CC) (Pam) Myers III, Daphne, Darrell W. (Kathy) Myers, Stapleton, Bryan A. (Cindy) Myers, Mobile, David A. Kinzer, Stapleton; a brother, Frank A. (Joyce) Myers, Thomasville; grandchildren, Jennifer (Nic) Baker, Lacey E. Myers, Alexis Kinzer (Eric) Brown, Cheyenne A. Kinzer, Claiborne C. Myers IV, Alston J. Kinzer, Nicholas A. Myers, and great-grandchildren, Owen and Isla Baker and a nephew, Phillip F. Myers. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

He was a preceded in death by his parents, Claiborne Clifton and Eleanor Phillips Myers of Barlow Bend and a son, Steven Kinzer.

Internment was in the Gainestown United Methodist Church Cemetery Jan. 13. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be offered at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.

Radney Funeral Home of Mobile directed.


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