Harold Claytor

September 29, 1939 ‒ November 06, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Harold Claytor, 78, of Mansfield passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 in Riverside Methodist Hospital following a brief illness.

The son of Ralph and Gertrude Elizabeth (Koch) Claytor, Harold was born September 29, 1939 in Cardington.  He graduated from Cardington High School where he played on the football team.  On December 24, 1959 he married Zona Spangler.  A United States Army veteran, Harold was honorably discharged in 1961.

Harold retired from General Motor’s Ontario Plant after working over 30 years.  While retired, Harold often golfed 3 times per week.  He enjoyed cheering for The Ohio State Buckeyes.  Well read, Harold’s library mostly consisted of detective and western novels.  Harold attended Community Bible Church.

He is survived by his devoted wife of nearly 58 years, Zona Claytor; daughter Latona (Bill) Mumford of Columbus and son Harold Claytor, Jr. (Virginia) of New Port News, Virginia; grandchildren Eric Mumford of Mt. Gilead, Todd (Kayla) Mumford of Lexington, and Michelle (Adam) Komatz of Hampton, Virginia; great granddaughter Olivia Mumford; twin sister Carol (Larry) Kerr of Lecanto, Florida and sister Karen (Paul) Middaugh of Climax, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, extended family, and a large circle of golfing friends.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings Edward Claytor, Rebecca Wagner, Ralph Claytor, Tommy Claytor, and Nadine Moodispaugh.

The Claytor family will receive friends, Friday November 10, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where his funeral will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  Pastor Dan Richter will officiate.  Burial with military honors will be performed in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to the American Lung Association or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com


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  • So sorry for your loss. Even though we had just met, he was a special gentleman. He welcomed us as new members in the family; he will be missed.

  • My condolences to the family in this difficult moments. Please remember that God can comfort us. So draw close to God in prayer so He can draw close to you to comfort you and to give you that peace of God that surpasses all understanding (James 4:8; Philippians 4:6;7).

  • Zona, we are so sorry for your lost. We’ll be praying for you and your family. Lois and.Larry.

  • So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with Harold, especially listening about all the golf he played.

  • So sorry to hear of passing of your husband Zona. Prayers to your family. Hobart, Leo Prince, Richland Newhope, Mansfield.

  • Was so sorry to hear of your loss. Brings me back to my teenage years when the thought of losing a spouse or a parent was so far removed from me yet now realizing time gives priviledge to no one. You each will be in my thoughts and I will be asking The Lord to grant favor as you grieve.