Clayson Joseph Guard
May 16, 1961 – Feb. 6, 2020
Clayson Joseph Guard, “The Mason”, 58, laid his last brick on February 6, 2020 after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Clayson was born on May 16, 1961. He was preceded in death by his parents, Buck and Polly and his sister, Mary. Daddy called out for Clayson one last time to run home and Clayson replied “Me is! Me is!” Survivors include his son, Davis; daughter Megan (Matt); granddaughter, Kelsey; his loving siblings, Regina, Charles (Cathy), Debbi, Ruth (H.E.), Kathy, William (D’Anne), Polly (Lala), Suzanne (Mike); numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and a large following of friends. A special thanks to Gina Wilmoth Bryant for being such a loving friend.
Clayson was a very hard-working young man and a talented bricklayer with his work seen throughout the Richmond area. He was an avid animal lover, especially his pet goat, and an exceptional fisherman. He had a boyish love for the outdoors. He was able to make one last fishing trip with his family to OBX this past October.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or help a friend.
The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Clayson will be missed by all. In closing he would surely say, “Okay Dear, I love you!”
Clayson, Ryan and I will miss you more than you will ever know. We loved you and always will. We are blessed to know that we were able to spend the last 10 years of your life with you. Memories we will never forget ! Rest easy Mate. See you on the he other side.
Sending love and prayers to The Guard Family🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️💔💔
So very sorry for your loss – words are never enough – He leaves a wonderful family behind – love you all
So very sorry to hear of Clayson’s passing. Sending our thoughts and prayersto the entire family from the Hill Family.
I have so many sweet memories of Clayson . His smile lit up his face and always made me smile back. He may have given me one of the most memorable compliments I’ve ever received. I am grateful to have known Clayson. My deep felt condolences to each person that loved him
So sorry to hear about Clayson, passing
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers
He was a very good neighbor to me. Helped me several times. Also never stopping looking for my dog when she disappeared. R.I.P.
Sending thoughts and prayers to the Guard Family and extended family. Thank you clayson for letting me borrow your car years ago when mind was broke down so that I could get to work. I remember calling you Mcgiver. He could always rig up something. Another great memory was when clayson help me clean up my yard after my 29th birthday party. All the children were needing showers so he decided to soap up the slip and slide so at least they were clean. Then he lined them all up and hosed them down.
Thanks for all the good memories.
Gone but never forgotten.
May you rest in peace.
Thank you for growing up with me. I have so many fond memories of us in school. You will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.
So sorry Clayson has left us way too soon!I just talked to him on the phone about a month ago!So sorry for y’alls loss he was a great guy and will be missed❤😭
So sorry for your loss…prayers
God Bless you, Clayson!
Clayson was a lovely exceptional person with a kind heart. He will be greatly missed.
We will miss Clayson dearly my son Ryan brought Clayson to the house for a cook out first time I met him very polite man . He became a part of the family at cookouts ,Thanksgiving Dinners loved having him with us . Last year his chair was empty to sick to come Ryan and Chastity made sure Clayson plate was made and Lemon Pie especially for him . Clayson always had a joke or a way to make you laugh . We will always remember his big smile and kind heart .We will miss you much Clayson Joseph Guard you left us way too soon .
One of the Sweetest Smiles ever!! So sorry for your loss.
I love everything about you Clayson. I will cherish every childhood memories we made together.
I was fortunate to have had Clay as my friend! Although we hadn’t seen each other for years, his friendship meant so much to me! Our Varina Blue Devil family has seen much loss of our own. But we now have another Angel in heaven. Never forget to tell the people that mean the most to us! Keep them close and tell them you love them often! Godspeed Clay! ❤❤
Sorry to hear about Clayson, always liked him in school, he was always nice.
My condolences and sympathies to his family and friends. I remember Clayson always had a smile on his face and made people laugh. I’m sure he will be missed.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Regina we are here for you always .Love Margaret and Donnie
My deepest sympathy always to a great family.
Prayers to the Guard family. Glayson was my neighbor when my children were growing up and like another son to us. Happy memories of him and the other Guard family. Rest in peace.
My condolences to the family may God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time
MISSING YOU CLAYSON
Merry Christmas Clayson. I love you and miss your smile. Hugs and kisses