Clayton Hodges Jones, age 38, of Clovis, New Mexico, left this earthly world on April 21, 2022, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cremation has taken place.
He leaves behind his parents, older brother Wilber F Jones Jr (Donnelle), niece Hanna, nephew Tate, older sister Adrianne Jones Brewer (David) , nephew James and niece Charlotte along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. We all loved him dearly.
Clay was born September 12, 1983, in Galveston, Texas to Wilber Franklin Jones and Judith Ann Pickett Jones.
He moved with his family to Clovis, New Mexico in 1987 where he attended Zia Elementary School. While at Zia, he started in Cub Scouts. He moved to Yucca Junior High School and continued in Scouting, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout while attending Clovis High School. Clay understood the importance of working to accomplish the rank of Eagle and encouraged younger scouts to attain the same goal. Scouting played an important role in his life. Clay went to Camp Wehinahpay in the southern New Mexico mountains as a Scout and then worked there in the summers. He was also able to work at Philmont Scout Ranch at Cimarron New Mexico.
Clay began playing percussion while at Zia Elementary School and continued through high school and into college. He lettered in high school band and was in the Honor band. He went on to play in Marching band at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. A favorite memory is watching him playing tympany drums in the rain during a competition. The water on the drumheads was splashing up while he was playing. He had the biggest grin on his face, and he was laughing the whole time.
Clay came back home after NMSU to help in the family businesses. He obtained his Electrical Journeyman license and worked with ACW Electric and Lone Star Pool and Spa in Clovis and the surrounding area. He worked at Cannon Air Force Base on several jobs before heading to Seattle Washington and then to Salt Lake City Utah.
Clay became ill while in Salt Lake City and returned home. While in Clovis, he helped with the remodel of the family home, in particular laying the flooring and installing windows. He worked as he was able and was very generous with his time and would help friends out when he was able.
He will be greatly missed by his family and a multitude of friends.
A Gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 2:00pm at West 21st Street Church of Christ. This will be a time of remembrance and sharing stories about Clay. His family is building a Memory book about him. All are encouraged to contribute a memory or anecdote to be placed in the book.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Clay’s name to a favorite children’s charity or to the charity of your choice. Memories may also be shared at the online guest register for Clay at www.TrujilloFunerals.com.
Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of:
Trujillo Family Funeral Home
110 Alvarado Drive SE
Albuquerque, Nm 87108