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Benjamin Clayton

Benjamin Daniel Clayton

Sunday, May 17th, 1987 - Sunday, August 16th, 2020
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Obituary

Benjamin Daniel Clayton, age 33, died in an automobile accident in Montana on August 16th, 2020. He is survived by his beloved wife of three years, Kimberley (Boettcher) Clayton.

Benjamin was born on May 17th, 1987 in Norfolk, Virginia to Daniel and Kathleen Clayton. He was soon blessed with a little sister, Samantha. Ben grew up in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, where he enjoyed fishing, ice hockey, and most of all, music. Ben was a skilled guitarist, singer and songwriter, who found expression through crafting melodies and stringing together honest and heartfelt words. Whatever happiness or hardship life offered him, he always found his way by making music with his family or weaving his thoughts into a song, so many of which we will never have the blessing of hearing. He met the love of his life and best friend, Kimberley, in 2016, and on July 15th, 2017 made her his wife. Ben passed during a camping trip, where he and Kim were doing what they loved the most: spending time off-grid in some of the most beautiful places our country has to offer.

Benjamin was loved dearly by his grandparents, Dave & Mable Clayton, and John & Edna Henry, as well as many wonderful aunts, uncles, and cousins, all of whom meant the world to him.

Visitation will be held at Adams-Perfect Funeral Home on Monday, August 24th from 10:00-12:00 PM. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private service will be held at 12:00 pm for immediate family members only, followed by a graveside service at Zion Cemetery, which will be open to all who wish to attend.

Please consider making a donation in his memory to The Children’s Music Fund at thecmf.org, or a charity of your choice.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 24th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Adams-Perfect Funeral Home
    Address
    1650 New Road
    NORTHFIELD, NJ 08225
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  • Interment

    Monday, August 24th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Monday, August 24th, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Zion Cemetery
    Address
    652 Zion Road
    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ 08234
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Ted Alter

Posted at 09:17am
My deepest condolences Kim. I hope your injuries heal quickly and the pain in your heart mend. May Ben’s memory be a blessing.
Most sincerely,
Ted Alter
 
DC

Dan & Kathi Clayton Posted at 08:39pm

Thaank you from te Clayton Family.
TF

The Boettcher Family

Posted at 08:41pm
Our deepest condolences go out to you Kimberley, and all of Ben’s family. Sending our love and support during this most difficult time. Love, William, Jodie, Henry, & Harper xo
 
DC

Dan & Kathi Clayton Posted at 08:35pm

Thank you so much.
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Patti

Posted at 10:20am
Dear Kathi and Dan,
I am just heartbroken to hear of this tragedy. The loss of a child is surely a great and unexpected shock. I am sure you know in your hearts- but will eventually allow the peace that only the Holy Spirit gives- to comfort you in coming days as you grieve Ben.
I pray you lift your heads and keep your eyes on Jesus- who is holding your son in His arms, until you can be with him again.
My sincere sympathy to you and your family,
Patti (Long) Mazzone
 
DC

Dan & Kathi Clayton Posted at 08:35pm

Thank you, Patti. xoxo
RY

Ralph Yost

Posted at 07:19am
Dan and Kathy
We were sad to read this obituary yesterday. Our hearts are heavy with you. As we know Ben and you all have made music a large part of your life, I can only think of the song "It Is Well With My Soul" and the song's author Horatio Spafford who wrote the song after losing his four daughters.
We pray for you all, that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will comfort your souls during this time of grieving....and give you peace.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27)
Ralph & Celeste Yost
Cape Coral FL
 
DC

Dan & Kathi Clayton Posted at 08:37pm

Thank you, Ralph & Celeste. We appreciate your sentiments.
JF

Jutta Fock

Posted at 07:06am
Es tut mir unendlich leid und ich bin tief betroffen... Ich habe 2014 Ben in Hamburg kennen gelernt, er war hier in Deutschland als Straßenmusiker unterwegs und ich konnte ihm einen Auftritt in Hamburg in einem Lokal vermitteln. Er war ein fantastischer Musiker und ein wundervoller "Junge". Ich wünsche Kim und der Familie viel Kraft. Man möchte Trost spenden, aber in dieser schweren Zeit erreicht der Trost einfach nicht das gebrochene Herz.
Mein aufrichtiges Beileid.
Mit stillem Gruß aus Deutschland
Jutta Fock
 
DC

Dan & Kathi Clayton Posted at 08:38pm

Thank you so much, Jutta. Your sentiments are greatly appreciated.
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