Clayton Lee Grizzle, 18, of North Manchester, died at 7:08 p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2013, in North Manchester as a result of a tragic car accident.
He was born January 25, 1995, in Wabash to Daniel Clayton and Roberta Lee (Craig) Grizzle.
Clayton was a 2013 graduate of Manchester High School and was planning to attend Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Chicago in August. He worked at McGuin’s Clean Cut Lawn Maintenence in Huntington.
He loved soccer and playing airsoft with his great group of friends. His passion was cars. He loved buying, selling and trading them. Everyone that knew Clayton saw his love of cars. He owned over 25 cars in his short time with us. He loved helping anyone that asked find or fix cars.
He was a great friend to many. Thanks to his love of soccer, he made sure he taught his brother, Kyle, his skills so he would love soccer as much as he did.
Clayton is survived by his parents, Daniel and Roberta Grizzle of North Manchester; brother, Kyle Lee Grizzle of North Manchester; grandparents, Robert and Sue Craig of North Manchester and Danny and Joann Grizzle of Lagro; great-grandmothers, Dorothy Dulan and Margie Osborne, both of Wabash; great-grandparents, Henry and Hazel Grizzle of Lincolnville and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday at Sweetwater Assembly of God, 2551 E. Ind. 114, North Manchester, with Pastor Chad McAtee officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St., North Manchester.
The memorial guestbook for Clayton may be signed online at grandstaff-hentgen.com.