Richard Wayne Clay, 79, handed away on June 21, 2021, following a extended fight with Parkinson’s disorder.
Recognized to everybody as Wayne, he was born in Jennings in 1941. Following graduating from Jennings Large College then from the College of Louisiana – Lafayette, Wayne started his enterprise career by running the to start with two Burger Kings in the state of Louisiana. Wanting to eventually very own his very own business, he moved from Baton Rouge to New Iberia to open Iberia Business office Supply and labored there until finally retiring immediately after 53 a long time.
A perpetual servant to his local community, Wayne held management positions at multiple charitable or volunteer companies which includes Our Girl Of Perpetual Help Church, Rotary, a number of dad or mum-teacher organizations, St. Jude’s Children’s Investigation Healthcare facility and Bigger Iberia Chamber of Commerce. His services to his community incorporated election to the Iberia Parish College Board, getting named Higher Iberia Chamber of Commerce Civil Servant of the Yr and the New Iberia Rotary Club set up a scholarship in his name.
He is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte Ann (Cole) Clay of Pine Prairie and his sister Barbara (Clay) Arabie and her husband Ivan (Butch) Arabie of Metairie and Louisville, Texas. His surviving kids are Sam and his spouse Claudette (Menard) of Broussard, Monica and her husband Mark Gentry of New Iberia, John (Tony) and his spouse Meredith (Segura) of New Iberia, Charles and his spouse Nicole (Andrepont) of Carville, Patrick and his wife Penny (Boudoin) of Fort Worth, Texas, Gregory Clay of New Iberia, Elizabeth and her partner Frederick Norton of Mansfield, Texas, Agnes (Clay) Anderson, Jude and his wife Kimberly (Broussard) of New Iberia, Andrew (Buck) Clay of New Iberia and Edwin Bayard and his spouse Scarlett (Sage) of Carrollton, Texas. Wayne is also survived by 22 grandchildren and five terrific-grandchildren.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph (Joe) and Barbara (Richert) Clay of Jennings.
A Rosary will promptly precede a memorial mass at Our Girl of Perpetual Assist Church, 1303 St. Jude Avenue, New Iberia, Louisiana 70560 on June 23, 2021. The Rosary will start at 10 a.m. and Mass at 10:30 am.
A reception open to all will observe the mass. The reception will be held at the loved ones residence on 315 South Evangeline Road, New Iberia, Louisiana 70560.
In lieu of bouquets, items or foods to the household, be sure to donate to the Richard Wayne and Charlotte Ann Cole Clay scholarship through https://give.louisiana.edu/clay.
The relatives would like to lengthen our heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Maison Teche Nursing Middle of Jeanerette, Hospice of Acadiana and Ideas of Care House Health and fitness.