Clayton Harry Power (August 25, 1929 – May 19, 2011)

Clayton Harry Power, 81, of Zanesville, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 25, 1929, in Zanesville, a son of the late Harry Joseph and Eva Marie Fritz Power. He retired from AEP, in Conesville in 1992 as a maintenance man. Clayton served in the U.S. Navy from 1949 – 1958. Part of that time he served on the aircraft carrier, Kearsage. He had a great interest in airplanes, especially military planes and naval ships. He was also a life member of American Legion Post 29.

Surviving are his loving wife of 40 years, Barbara Roberts Power, of the home; nine children, Dixie (Dave) Duemmel, Bill (Sharon) Hina and Brian (Kelly) Hina all of Zanesville; Michael Norris, Karen Barnhart, Kathy McKinney, Pamela Simome, Jamie Armstrong and Kimberly Bateman all from out of state; grandchildren, Jeannie and Tom, Jake and Sara, and Lyndsay and Seth; three great grandchildren; also out of state, 13 grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Friends may call Monday, May 23, 2011 from 2- 8 p.m. at Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Avenue, Zanesville where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Clayton will be laid to rest at Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery where VFW George Selsam Post 1058 will hold military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ones charity of choice.

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