Past District Secretary John A Clayton died on Sunday 6 April 2014. John was no longer a Rotarian but for many years he was a member of Wellington followed by many years’ membership of Shrewsbury and during the eighties and nineties he was very active at District level chairing a district committee before becoming Assistant District Secretary 1987-92 and then becoming District Secretary in 1992-95.
John was well known in business and commercial circles in Shropshire. He was a chartered surveyor and commercial partner of Barbers before he retired from practice. His business commitments prevented his continuance of Rotary membership. John leaves a widow Christine and sons James and John.
There will be a private cremation on Wednesday morning, 23 April, followed by a Service of Celebration of John’s life at 2.00pm at Grinshill Parish Church, which is close to their house.
Although John was no longer in Rotary, he has given such a dedicated service to our Association down the years, I feel sure there will be many in the District who remember him.
PDG Ron Lucas