Clayton Leo Fast, age 79, of LaBelle, Missouri, died Sunday, January 24, 2010, at the Country Aire Retirement Estates in Lewistown, Missouri.
He was born July 6, 1930, at Hurdland, Missouri, the son of Glen and Thelma Marquardt Fast.
On July 5, 1953, at Raydon, Oklahoma he was united in marriage to Emmabelle England.
Surviving are his wife Emmabelle Fast of LaBelle, Missouri, three children, Dawn Bunfill and husband Stan of Labelle, Missouri, Darell Faust and wife Diana of Quincy, Illinois, and Debbie Cowans and husband Donald of Heartland community north of Bethel, Missouri, one brother Earl Fast of Millard, Missouri, six grandchildren, Kim Miller and husband Mike, Kent Sedelmeier and wife Nicole, Ryan Faust, Shane Sedelmeier, Nathan and Christopher Brown, five great grandchildren, Tristan and Eliana Sedelmeier, Erica, Hope, and Logan Miller, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Clayton was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Billie Lee Fast.
Clayton graduated from Brashear High School and was also a graduate from Diesel Mechanic School at Oklahoma A & M in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict and had received the Purple Heart.
Clayton was a mechanic for many years and for thirty-one years was employed at Kelley Lime and Rock at Newark, Missouri. He was a member of the Assembly Of God Church at LaBelle, Missouri, American Legion # 200 at LaBelle, Missouri, Disabled American Veterans and Knox County Memorial Post # 4822 V.F.W. Clayton enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
Graveside services were held 11 A.M. Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Jacksonville, Missouri. Reverend John Geisler officiated the services. There was no visitation.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home at Edina, Missouri.
Memorials in memory of Clayton Leo Fast, maybe made to the Assembly Of God Church at LaBelle, Missouri. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537