Clayton Troy Spinks, 63, Lyndon: Dec. 12, 1957 – Dec. 26, 2020

LYNDON, Kan. – Clayton Troy Spinks, 63, entered into heaven on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, surrounded by his family, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka, Kan. He was born Dec. 12, 1957, in Springdale, Ark., the son of Troy and Margaret (Boyd) Spinks.

Clayton had grown up in Arkansas and had lived in Lyndon, Kan., since 1983. He graduated from the Tulsa Welding School in 1979, and had worked for General Electric as a welder during the construction of the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant, Burlington, Kan. He had served in the Army National Guard. He worked as a drywall specialist for Drywall System Inc., Wichita, Kan., for the last several years.

On May 23, 1981, Clayton was united in marriage to Penny Lou Gilliland, in Burlington, Kan. To this union, three children were born, Angela, Troy and Stephen.

Clayton was preceded in death by his father, Troy.

Clayton is survived by his wife, Penny, of 39 years; three children, Angela (Nicholas) Foreman, St. Joseph, Mo., Troy (Hannah) Spinks, Clarinda, Iowa, and Stephen (Ashley) Spinks, San Clemente, Calif.; mother, Margaret Spinks, Rogers, Ark.; brother, Nathan Spinks, Lowell, Ark.; and five grandchildren, Emmalynn Spinks and Christian, Noah, Isabella and Alexa Foreman.

Graveside services for Clayton will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at Lyndon Cemetery. Clayton will lie in state 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6-7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Clayton Spinks Memorial Fund and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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