Edwin Dale Clayton, 72, of Ooltewah, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, April 4, 2014. Ed was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was an active member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church where he served as deacon and assistant teacher in the men's fellowship class. He was a former member of Harmony Baptist Church. Ed was a counselor for Lane Funeral Home for many years and was associated with many other funeral homes in the Chattanooga area. Ed had worked also with National Life and Accident Insurance Company and U.S. Pipe, both for ten years of service. He was a son of the late Yancy and Georgia Stephens Clayton and was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Clayton; and two sisters, Dorothel Agee and Judy Garner. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Clayton; two sons, Michael (Michelle) Clayton, Ooltewah, Christopher Clayton, Chattanooga; daughter, Kimberly Clayton, Ooltewah; two brothers, Jimmy (Nell) Clayton, Trenton, Ga.; Charles (Virginia) Clayton, East Ridge; sister, Jean Coffman, Soddy-Daisy; three grandchildren, Savannah Shepherd, Allison Clayton, and Jacob Clayton; numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Lupton Drive Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Bell and the Rev. Roger DeHart officiating. Interment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South. The family will receive friends from 1-8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at Lupton Drive Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mission Fund at Lupton Drive Baptist Church. Visit www.hamiltonfuneraloptions.com to share words of condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 4506 Hixson Pike. 423-531-3975.