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Dale Clay

June 20, 1950 ~ February 14, 2021 (age 70)

Obituary

 

Dale Clay, 70 of South Bend, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021, at his home following an extended illness; his wife and family were by his side.

Dale was born in South Bend on June 20, 1950, to the union of Richard H. Sr., and Geneva (Braylock) Clay; they preceded him in death. He was the fifth of eight children and was a 1969 graduate of Riley High School. He proudly served his country and fought in the Vietnam War. He was a proud Army Veteran who dearly loved the military. He proudly displayed the American Flag outside his home; his walls were adorned with many styles of military hats and other Army memorabilia. Dale was a journeyman at the former Allied Products and like his brothers, he enjoyed carpentry and loved painting; he took them on as a trade. On June 21, 2010, he was united in marriage to Selina Kirk. He was a member of New Testament M.B. Church and was baptized in 2019 under the leadership of Pastor Steven R. Barnes Sr.

Dale was an avid music lover; especially old school music. He enjoyed making tapes and proudly shared them with his family and friends. He was the fun-loving family member that always expressed his love.

Dale leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife Salina Clay; a son, Delano Hubbard; three daughters Dana Clay, Jacqueline Clay-Bishop (Kwasi) of South Bend;  and Tiffany Hall-Clay of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; special children Joseph Johnson, Janeise Johnson, Gary Proby-Anderson,  and Tijuanna Halbert, all of South Bend; two sisters, Sheila Clay of Carbondale, Illinois; and Vanessa Clay of South Bend; a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly; special friends, Priscilla Works-Outlaw;  and sister-in-law, Karen Anderson. Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Tommy Clay, Richard H. Clay, Jr., Donald Clay and Jonathon Clay; a sister, Gwendolyn Clay, and a few nieces and nephews.

Dale’s kind heart and love and compassion for family and friends will live on in their hearts.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 19, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
1222 Napier Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Funeral Service
Friday
February 19, 2021

1:00 PM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
1222 Napier Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601

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