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Dwight Francis Clayton

March 15, 1949 — November 21, 2023

Dwight Francis Clayton passed peacefully at his home, November 21, 2023, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 74. He was born on March 15, 1949, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Ulysses and Estelle (Plessy) Clayton. Dwight was unmarried and lived most of his life in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dwight’s life was marked by profound experiences that shaped him as a person. It was later that the Lord and His Amazing Grace shaped not only Dwight’s life but his destiny.

Dwight served his country with honor in the Navy, receiving an honorable discharge before embarking on a career that ranged from welding to becoming a skilled banquet chef. In late 2005, Dwight survived the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, where he was missing for nearly three weeks. His survival stood as a testament to God’s grace and mercy that spared and extended his life. At 56 years old by God’s Amazing Grace, the Lord gave Dwight a new start and added 18 more years to his life. Dwight’s life was forever changed in the wake of this ordeal. He relocated to Tulsa, choosing to be closer to his family.

In his early 30s, Dwight placed his faith in Christ as his Savior, and began to follow Him. His journey was marked by challenges, yet he faced each obstacle with God’s grace and mercy. The last few years of his life was marked by devotion and a desire to learn more about the Lord and study the Bible. He delved into studying the Bible alongside his sister and nephew right up to the end, embracing faith as a cornerstone of his existence.

Defined by his reserved demeanor, Dwight was a private man, yet he had a deep love for his family. His mother, Estelle, instilled within him a set of enduring values that helped to shape his life. He honored her teachings from the Word of God, embodying respect,and humility throughout his life.

He is survived by his siblings Linda Fusilier, David Clayton, Patrice Orr and her husband, Ray Sr.; nephews, Leslie, Emery, Ray Jr., Reuben, and David Jr.; niece, Tyra and a host of relatives and friends. Dwight is preceded in death by his mother, Estelle Plessy Clayton and his brother, Kenneth Clayton. He will forever be remembered and loved.

Funeral services will be held 11:00am, Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Schaudt Funeral Service Chapel, 5757 South Memorial Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Tulsa Funeral Service, 5757 South Memorial Drive, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145. Family and friends are invited to leave kind words of comfort, share special memories, and offer condolences to the family online at

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Schaudt's Tulsa Funeral Service Chapel

5757 South Memorial Drive, Tulsa, OK 74145

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