Clayton Grizzle, 18

Clayton Lee Grizzle, 18, North Manchester, died at 7:08 p.m., Sunday, June 30, in North Manchester, as a result of a tragic car accident.  He was born Jan. 25, 1995 in Wabash to Daniel Clayton and Roberta Lee (Craig) Grizzle.

Clayton is 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 Maintenance 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 and brother, Kyle Lee Grizzle all of North Manchester; grandparents, Robert and Sue Craig, North Manchester, and Danny and Joann Grizzle, Lagro; great-grandmothers, Dorothy Dulan and Margie Osborne both of Wabash; and great-grandparents, Henry and Hazel Grizzle, Lincolnville, Ind.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services were July 6, at Sweetwater Assembly of God with Pastor Chad McAtee officiating.  Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

The memorial guestbook for Clayton may be signed on-line at

Posted on 2013 Jul 10