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(as of July 4, 2016) Clayton Jones was born in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up in the suburb of Abington where he was active in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Explorers and earned a varsity letter in soccer at Abington Senior High. While in high school, for two years he was a counselor at Delmont Boy Scout camp in Greenlane, PA where he taught Scout Crafts and Archery. He was a member of the NRA during junior and senior high school. He was in the Marine Corps Reserves from 1964 to 1970. At Marine Corps Recruit Training Depot Parris Island, he earned the classification of Rifleman Sharpshooter. Assigned to Willow Grove Naval Air Station, his MOS was 7051 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting.
Married in 1966, over the next several years, working alongside his sister-in-law's husband, they assisted their father-in-law in building four houses, by hand, from the ground up. The last house was built on a notch they jack hammered out of solid stone on the side of a steep, wooded, ravine overlooking a tree-shaded, meandering creek about 60 feet below.
When his children were of age, starting at elementary and progressing through the junior high school level, he coached boys and girls soccer teams for almost ten years in Boyertown, PA. He and his wife participated in the New York City Fresh Air Fund and for nine years had an inner city boy and girl, of like ages to their own children, come stay with them for two weeks every summer.
He accumulated six hours solo flight time in a Piper Cherokee 180, received a four year BS/BA degree from Thomas Edison State College, and, based upon a need identified by his R.N. wife, working together, they conceived, created, applied for, and were granted a patent for a medical walker.
Clayton retired from a career spanning forty-eight years in Information Technology that included Director of Systems and Programming and then Director of Computer Operations for a Fortune Five-hundred company in Pennsylvania along with stints with several small software companies in Naples, Florida. His last position was running a County Government I.T. Department for fourteen years.
Clayton and his family moved to Naples, Florida in 1991 where he lives with his wife of fifty years. His interests include computers, soccer, sailing, power boating, kayaking, sports cars, growing orchids, gardening, beach time, and writing fiction. He and his wife have a daughter and son and four grandchildren.