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Dean Clayton

Harold Dean Clayton, Jr.

Wednesday, July 15, 1953 Monday, May 4, 2020

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May 4th, at 11:37AM after complications from a staph infection and liver disease, Dean went to be with Jesus. No more suffering, no more pain.

Dean’s passions in life were sports and music. Those two passions were evident in everything he did. He used those passions to serve. He was a leader, a difference maker in the lives of others.

Some of you know Dean as #40 the best running back, the best player on the field at MacArthur High School, if not the best in the district. As a sophomore he rushed over 1000 yards that year. Continued breaking his records through his senior year. You played along-side of him or cheered him on from the stands and will never forget those memories and the fun times you had. Go Generals!

Many of you know Dean from growing up together in his dad’s church, Greenwood Village. Month long tent revivals, Bible Conferences hearing great men of God preach, you sat in the congregation as he lead us in hymns of worship. The unforgettable summer camps at our church youth camp…Beulah Land in Nacogdoches, TX. Dean organized the athletics as our activity leader. He led us in praise songs under the tabernacle about Jesus and our walk with Christ. Who could forget his part in the Tennessee Five Band who entertained us night after night? So many of us in our days of youth gave our hearts and lives to Christ at Beulah Land and our walk with the Lord was strengthened. Oh, Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land!

Others know Dean simply, but powerfully…as “Coach”. As the head football and basketball Coach at Greenwood Village he made such a difference in the lives of his students. Many say they don’t know where they would be today if it wasn’t for his help and guidance. They remember him as a Coach of greatness and love him to this day. Go Bobcats!

You may know Dean as a Houston Police Officer. Dean served the city of Houston for 27 years before retiring. He was on the HPD softball team. One of his favorite fun memories was when they played the local Channel 13 news team in the Astrodome and the police team won! He loved helping other people and problem solving in this capacity.

In the last ten years he has been selflessly helping my mom and dad and serving them.

Dean is survived by and will be missed everyday by his daughters, Candace Hoelscher and Morgan Carpenter; his two grandchildren, Ramsey and Kennedy Hoelscher; his son-in-law, Blake Hoelscher; his father, Harold Dean Clayton Sr.; his mother, Mary Ellen Clayton; his two sisters, Caren Erwin and Christy Cousineau; his brother-in-law, Robert Cousineau; his loving Aunts and Uncles, nephews, cousins and many, many great friends.

We know that Dean is with Jesus now. Reunited with his brother, Darryl, who he loved and missed so much since his sudden passing in 2000. Also reunited with his grandmothers, Dorothy “Me-maw” Clayton and Billie “Grammy” Ramsey.

We were blessed to have him in our lives. Our love for him lives on. He will live on through his children and grandchildren. So thankful for the hope we have in Christ. We will see him again someday.

For now, due to the current pandemic situation, we will be having a private graveside service for the immediate family only on Friday, May 8th. If you would like to send flowers for the graveside service, you can send them to Integrity Funeral Care by Thursday at 5:00pm.

We can’t wait to celebrate his life with you! We are already planning a service to honor him sometime in June. More details to come.

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  • PRIVATE Graveside Funeral

    May 8, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Brookside Cemetery
    13747 Eastex Freeway
    Houston, Texas
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    May 8, 2020
    A public Celebration of Life will be announced for a later date.

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Cindy Hurley Reynal

I'm so sorry to hear about Dean. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Family and Friends. He will truly be missed.
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Kent Robinson

Dean was a very special man. I met him when I was going to Aldine Junior High. He was a sophomore at Mac Arthur High school. He and his running buddy, Leslie Vanden would come by our basketball practice and beat the dog out of us in scrimmages. I knew he was my, classmate, Christy’s, big brother. He was bigger than life to us junior high punks. Got to know him as I made it to high school. Played lots of softball with him
after high school. We stayed in touch through the years. I would run into here and there. We always had good visits.
I’ll miss his competitive spirit and his laughter. He sure loved his daughter, Candice and his grandkids! I’ll miss him. Another good man gone🙏
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Kent Robinson

And he sure loved Morgan!
Posted at 10:49am

Mike Dodson

Dean was a great guy... a small antidote... my sophomore year we were playing touch football in the iff season... Dean realized he dad left his senior ring on... I was wearing cut offes... he ask me to put his ring in my pocket... we both forgot.... I called him once I got home... we laughed... the next day all the girls in class wanted to put that ring on... he was loved...
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Cherrie Boston

"Its a wonderful world". May your favorite song live on like the laughter and love you gave to others! To God be the glory!!
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Sissy Gresham Bounds

I first met Dean when he was coach at GVCS & later we met again while working security for a GVCS football game as police officer's. I feel honored & bless to say he was my friend!! I'm sure that smile of his made heaven a little brighter. RIP buddy you sure will be missed.
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