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William Clayton Martin

Posted 2021-07-26 by mhenderson
Published in The Miner on Jul. 23, 2021 -
Kingman, Arizona -

William Clayton (Clay) Martin, 60, of Kingman, Arizona, passed away
peacefully on Tuesday, July 20 2021 at the Kingman Regional Hospital
in Kingman, Arizona, surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life will be held on July 26 at 11 a.m. at the Hope
City Church in Kingman, Arizona.

Clay was born on Sept. 8, 1960 in Bakersfield, California. He was the
second son of William and Robbie Martin of Lequire, Oklahoma.

Clay is survived by his wife Kayla Martin; his children Garrett
Martin, Hannah Martin, Taylar Martin, Wesley Martin, Stacie Tucker;
and mother-in-law Nancy Stone; four sisters Jerrie Faulkner of
Lequire, Oklahoma, Joann Rodriguez of Grand Prairie, Texas, Robbie
Sloan of Lequire, Oklahoma, and Vennessa Parker, Caseville, Missouri;
and one brother, Charles Dee Hulsey of Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Clay is preceded in death by his parents William and Robbie Martin;
and sisters Nancy Hulsey and Sharon Storm.

Occupationally, Clay worked at the Hoover Dam for the last 15 years as
the Hydroelectric Mechanical Supervisor II. Before that he worked at
Edison Nuclear Plant in Laughlin, Nevada.

Clay was as a true “family man.” It didn’t matter if he was hunting
for wildlife, riding the dunes, getting excitable, taking a vacation
or remodeling around the house, he was doing what he loved with who he
loved. It was never his first rodeo. He’ll be remembered for his belly
laughs and tender heart. He loved having fun with whoever he was with
and was always ready to invite his family and friends out to enjoy his
backyard “Patio Bar” where a nice cold drink around the fire pit
awaited, and if you were really loved he’d have his smoker going.

After he graduated high school from Kinta High School in 1978, he
served seven years in the United States Marine Corps. “Once a Marine,
always a Marine.” Semper Fi.

In 1988, Clay settled in Kingman, Arizona, where met the “Love of His
Life” Kayla Stone, married her, built their home and raised their

Clay was raised in Lequire, Oklahoma, and Arizona never truly got all
the Okie out of him. Mimicking the words of his mother, “Love you,
Clay Boy.”

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