“Clay” Brown

“CLAY” Brown

November 18, 1979 – July 28, 2016

A son, a friend, a lover of life who lived life adventurously, Clay Brown, 36, died suddenly on Thursday July 28, 2016 in Bryan. Clay according to his parents Jennifer and Dwight Chafin, was doing what he loved; living every day as his last. A visitation (2pm) and prayer service (3:30pm) are scheduled for Sunday July 31, 2016 at St. Michael’s Academy Chapel, 2402 South College Ave. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers.

James Clayton Brown was born in McKenzie, Tennessee to James Herbert Brown and Jennifer Leach Brown on November 18, 1979, Clay was a gift they always cherished. Clay’s heart was as big as the day was long, he enjoyed meeting and being with others. He enjoyed his Special Olympic events, his X-BOX games, and all his video games. Yet, his greatest gift of all was caring for others, Clay recognized the special love and attention he received from family and friends. He also, gave back to them as much if not more love. All who knew him will miss his bright vibrant, warm smile the most. Clay loved everybody he met. He had a heart bigger than anything in this world. He was a rock star a professional wrestler, one heck of a bowler and anything his mind could imagine. He loved the casino and he loved life. Most of all he loved his mama Jennifer Chafin and Dwight, his step-dad.

Clay’s legacy will be carried on through the life of his mother Jennifer Chafin and step-dad Dwight Chafin; his father James Brown; his brothers Jason and Sharon Stambaugh, Ray and wife Tracy Chafin, and B. J. Chafin; his loving aunts and uncles Patricia and Roy Wheeler, Amy Jackson; and his favorite pet ROUNDER.

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  1. Dwight and Jennifer,
    Clay was a person who you could not wait to see and someone you never wanted to say goodbye to. He was a friend to Debra and I who in a very short time became more like family. Clay had many friends from all walks of life, and if you hadn’t met him and got to spend time with him, that was your loss. While I will miss Clay more than words can express, I thank God that I got to be a part of his short but amazing life. We love you Dwight and Jennifer, and our love and memory of Clay will never die.

  2. So sorry to learn of the sudden loss of this fine young man. My thoughts and prayers are with family at this time.

  3. I’m so sorry about Clay brown he is really good power bowling and good friend around him he don’t have pain and suffering anymore

  4. Jennifer, We are so sorry for your loss. Clay was a wonderful young man. So glad I got to know him. Mary Beth and I were talking about Clay today. Mary Beth said that she was talking with God last night (She has a direct line to Him) and she heard a bell ring. She asked God did someone get their wings? God said yes, Clay.
    Clay is one of Heaven’s Special Child. Clay will always be in your heart. I feel it was a blessing for you and your family to have such a precious child entrusted to your care.
    Even though he is gone he will forever be your special child
    God bless you and your family

  5. So sorry for your loss. We knew Clay through Special Olympics swimming. Always had such a warm smile. Prayers are going out for the family.

  6. Jennifer & Dwight, I am SOOO SORRY for your pain. I am keepin y’all in my thoughts n prayers. Clay will be missed by SOOO MANY…I didn”t know him long but WHAT a “”SWEETY” !!! All my love… Stacey Wigham.. (one of your former servers @ the Tabor Store) <3

  7. Oh- my heart breaks with this news. Clay was full of life! Loved to sing and bowl. He had a nasty spin on that bowling ball. I had the opportunity to know clay through YoungLife! He loved Jesus, and I know he is rejoicing with him. We love you Clay!!!!

  8. Sad to hear of Clays passing from this life and prayers go out to the family. He touched so many lives, it’s clear from his so many friends and the joy he brought. Clear he lived each day to its fullest and was blessed to have such loving support to make that possible. May the peace of Christ be with you all as you try to cope with the loss on earth, sure to be helped by the newest angel in heaven.

  9. We are so touched and saddened by your loss. Clay was very special. Connie still has the t-shirts Clay gave her when he left HEB. So young, vibrant, and joyful. His loss will touch many hearts.

  10. Jennifer and Dwight! I am so deeply sadden by the passing of Clay! He was such a joy and brought laughter to everyone around him! I will always remember a kind, sweet and funny person and him singing Train Train on the Karaoke machine! I know he touched many lives and I am so blessed to have had the chance to meet such a wonderful, funny and charming young man! Prayers for you and your family.

  11. My prayers are with you and the family. Clay was an awesome, loving young man. My heart was saddened to learn of your loss.

  12. I’m sorry for the loss of your sweet loving son who touched so many people in many ways. I will remember him for his great bowling and sweet smile! May the Lord carry you through these days ahead. You are not alone. Love, Mary Kay Haynie and Bill Haynie

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. Clay was such a good guy. He would always say hi to me whenever he got the chance to.

  14. Clay hi I have never met you but I feel like I knew you my name is Vern I do your moms hair jennifer your mom told me a lot about you I know that you will be missed dearly some of the stories she would tell me were a trip and made me laugh but clay I know Jesus has you w him and you are blessed To Jennifer I love you girl

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