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Irvin Ray Claywell, 82, Columbia, KY (1940-2023)

Irvin Ray Claywell of Columbia passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, KY. He was 82 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Elbert Hadley officiating. Burial will follow in the Fudge Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Saturday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

He was born in Breeding, KY on April 15, 1940, to the late Otis and Ruby Branham Claywell. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Watson Claywell.

Mr. Claywell was a member of the Hadley Community Church. He was an avid University of Kentucky sports fan and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include three children Gina Schaal (Brandon) of Columbia, KY, Wade Claywell of The Colony, TX, and Michael Claywell (Jan) of Lewisville, TX; seven grandchildren Elizabeth Colley, Matthew Lee (Shelbee), Tanner Claywell (Caitlin), Tonya Rapp (Ben), Jessica Claywell, Claudia Perez (James), and Joseph Claywell; seven great grandchildren and one on the way; five siblings Lyla Kimbler of Oklahoma, Elaine Replogle of Ohio, Doyle Claywell (Mary Elizabeth) of North Carolina, Leon Claywell (Margaret) of Bardstown, KY, and Janice Tudor of Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a stepson Raymond Watson and a brother Lyman Claywell.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Claywell, Tanner Claywell, Brandon Schaal, Rich West, Scott West, Ben Rapp, and Lucas Hadley.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Irvin Claywell, 82, Columbia, KY (1940-2023)

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