Henry Gerrard Clay passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the SAAD Hospice Retreat in Mobile, Alabama.
Born on July 30, 1938 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Gerrard moved to Mobile, Alabama at an early age. He grew up in Mobile, attending Murphy High School. He attended Auburn University for his undergraduate degree and then the University of Alabama for Law School. Later in life, Gerrard moved to Daphne, Alabama.
Gerrard practiced law in Mobile for a number of years. More recently he invested in the stock market. He enjoyed talking about investing, and we all remember his love for political discussion. He never minded a good argument.
Gerrard is survived by his brother, Calvin Clay; sister, Doris Lanham; daughter, Terri Thompson; grandchildren, Joshua Thompson, Josiah Matsumoto and Jared Thompson; and his great grandchildren: Judah and Lillian Thompson. He is preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Clay, mother, Doris Gerrard Clay and father, Henry Dolan Clay.
Through his investing, Gerrard leaves a charitable trust, The H G Clay Foundation, intended to help those people who struggle on the margins of society.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Pine Crest Cemetery, 1939 Dauphin Island Parkway, Mobile, AL at 1:00 PM.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. If donations or gifts would like to be made this can be done in a form of a check made out to
H. G. Clay Foundation and sent to Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL 36526.
Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is handling service arrangements for the family.