Clayton Vance Reich, 66, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Bartlesville.
He was born in April 15, 1951 in Okmulgee, to Herman and Wilma (Berry) Reich. He was raised in Okmulgee and graduated from high school with the class of 1969.
Clay married Louise Taylor Brown in Dec. 1972 and at that time Clay became stepfather to James Blake Brown and Melinda Jane Brown Perry.
In 1975, they had their son, Justin Vance Reich. Clay and Lou made homes in Wilson, Okmulgee, Grove and Bartlesville, through their life together.
He worked many years for Ball Corp. in Okmulgee, then owned and ran Red Rock Resort on Grand Lake, finally settling and retiring from Stumpff Funeral Home in Bartlesville.
Clay had a love of many different things and will be remembered for all the unique aspects ranging from rodeo bull and bronc riding, serving as an Auxiliary Police Officer, fishing and caring for his Chris-Craft boats, stock car racing with his friends with Oldies & Goodies Car Club and Good Guys Car Club plus many hours working in his garage whether it was woodworking, cars, or refurbishing anything old.
Clay and Lou enjoyed a shared love of animals and he will be greatly missed by Max, Annie and Callie.
He is survived by his wife, Louise of the home; son Justin Reich and his wife Nicole of San Antonio, Texas; son Blake Brown and his wife Shelley of Grapevine, Texas; daughter Mendee Perry and her husband Brent of Tulsa; sister LeAnn Reich Pollard of Bartlesville; sister-in-law, Jane Taylor Stabler and her husband Steve of Deland, Florida; three grandchildren, Keegan, Kendall and Karenna Brown of Texas; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside gathering will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, July 14, at the Okmulgee Cemetery, under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Washington County SPCA: 16620 State Hwy 123, Bartlesville, OK 74006 or www.wcspca.org/donate in memory of Clayton Vance Reich. Friends who wish, may sign the online guestbook and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.