James Harry Clayton, 85, of Arkansas City, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at the Kansas Veterans Home of Winfield. Cremation has been effected. Private family services are planned.

Arrangements are being made through Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home and Crematory of Arkansas City. Online condolences can be made at www.rindt-erdman.com.

James was born Aug. 3, 1934, in Arkansas City, to Dr. E. Harry and Leora (Gunn) Clayton. He was reared and educated in Arkansas City, graduating from high school in 1952. He served in the U.S. Air Force. James worked as a delivery driver for Ark Valley Distributing for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John William; and sister, E. Jane Gillespie.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.