Clinton Eugene Jayne, 95, of Warren, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Chapel Woods in Warren.

He was born on April 20, 1922 in Hunter, Arkansas and was the only child of the late Lester and Goldie Vought Jayne.

Mr. Jayne was a graduate of Cotton Plant Schools, Draughn’s School of Business, and Mid-South Executive Development Program at LSU. In 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served as a pharmacist’s mate (medic). After the war, he was stationed in Japan where he assisted in establishing post-war medical facilities.

On February 10, 1943, Mr. Jayne married Christine Primm in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he was stationed with the Navy.

As a young man, he began work in the payroll department of Southern Lumber Company in Warren, advancing to the position of vice president and general manager in charge of wood products for the Southern Division of Potlatch. He retired from Potlatch Corp., after 44 years of service as vice president of the Southern Division.

Mr. Jayne was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Warren.

Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Christine Primm Jayne; two sons, John Jayne (Becky) of Wilsonville, Oregon, and Thomas Jayne (Rebecca) of Randall; two grandchildren, John Thomas Jayne (Crystal) and Jennifer Jorgensen (Christian) of Oregon; and two great-grandchildren, Austin Jorgensen and Brody Jayne both of Oregon.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 28, at 2 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, at the First United Methodist Church parlor in Warren.

Memorials may be made to either of the following:

First United Methodist Church
111 West Church
Warren, Arkansas, 71671

Bradley County Veterans Museum
210 N. Main Street
Warren, Arkansas, 71671

 

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