Bryan Ronald (Clayborn) Clutter

  • Born: October 21, 1964
  • Died: March 17, 2020
  • Location: Marshall, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bryan R. (Clayborn) Clutter of Marshall, MI

Bryan, age 55, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, March 17, 2020 at his residence from apparent heart attack.

Bryan was born on October 21, 1964 in Battle Creek, MI; was a 1982 graduate of Marshall (MI) High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University. He worked primarily for Dow Chemical of Midland, MI; Arthur Andersen of Houston, TX; Kaplan Medical/The Washington Post and truly enjoyed working with his father, Mike, the Owner & Operator of Clayborn & Sons Excavating in Marshall.

Bryan is survived by his two sons, Dennis Bryan Clutter, a student at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and Stewart William Clutter of Marshall; his mother, Dawn L. Clayborn of Marshall; two sisters, Tina (Brian) Malinowski of Bellevue, MI and Heidi (Anthony) Kalisz of Marshall; his brother, Todd Clutter of Battle Creek, MI and his biological father, Russell Clutter of Battle Creek. Bryan is also survived by nieces, Carmen O'Dell of Grand Rapids, MI, Macy O'Dell of Kalamazoo, MI and nephews, Michael Adams, Jake (Ashley) Adams and Vance O'Dell, all of Marshall. Bryan was preceded in death by his father, Michael R. "Mike" Clayborn on June 8, 2019.

A private, family graveside service was held in Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall and The Rev. Anne Schnaare, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church of Marshall, officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bryan's honor may be directed to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek is assisting Bryan's family.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Bryan we would have nothing without your help. I miss our coffee talks. I look at the photos of the snow ❄ in slo-mo like you suggested. It reminds me of you. God took you fast. No one was ready. It will be alright. My heartaches for my Brother from another Mother. You taught me so much.
I will have to learn to live with out you in my life. Please use your spirit to steer Stewart in a good direction. I am sorry that Dennis could not make it to MI at your final gathering. Please forgive him. He said he was afraid to spread covid19 to Dawn. I love and miss you. You remain in my heart, mind and spirit.

Posted by Patti Lopitz - ST ROSE, LA - sister   March 27, 2020

It hurt so deeply to hear Bryan was gone. I will miss you so much. One of the most genuine and kind people I have ever known.

Dennis and Stewart and family, I'm so sorry for your loss, all of us have lost a beautiful person.

I love you Bryan and will miss you so. I'm so grateful to have met you at Post Oak Little League all those years ago...

Posted by Susan Bennett - Fort Worth, TX - Friend   March 24, 2020

Bryan was a dear friend who I met in college. I have never met a more kind hearted and warm person. He would do anything for his friends, his laugh was infectious. He suffered greatly in life but never let it get him truely down. He loved his boys so much and lived life for them. I am comforted that Bryan is no longer in pain but how I will miss him so. May his memory be a blessing to all that loved and knew Bryan.

Posted by Karen Kleinberg - Tustin, CA   March 21, 2020

So sorry to hear of Bryans passing. Our thoughts and prayers to the Clayborn Family

Posted by Stan and Pam Schmanske - Battle Creek, MI   March 21, 2020

RIP Bryan, Prayers to the Clutter/ Clayborn Family

Posted by Mike Vander Weg - Marshall, MI   March 21, 2020

Dawn, Todd, Dennis and Stewart. We were so sadden to hear of Bryan's passing but know that he has suffered so much for so long. God has now called him home and relieved him from that suffering. We have many fond memories of Bryan and our kids sharing time together and then of times as a father himself that we shared different experiences. We pray that God with give you all the peace, comfort and rest you will need in the coming days. God Bless.
Pete and Shirley Clutter.

Posted by Pete Clutter - Lecanto, FL - Family   March 20, 2020

Dawn, Todd, Stewart and Dennis. I was so sadden when hearing of Bryan's passing but I know that he had way too many years of pain and suffering. Now God has called him home and relieved him of that pain. I will always have fond memories of him as a young man and the times we shared together. I pray that God will give you all the comfort and support you need in the coming days. God Bless. Pete and Shirley.

Posted by Pete Clutter - Lecanto, FL   March 20, 2020

I also worked with Bryan at Dow Chemical. I will always remember his great energy, enthusiasm and sense of purpose. He always strove to do the right thing, no matter what, and it was invigorating to work with him.

I was so sorry to hear of Bryan's passing, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.

--Susan Balcom Walton

Posted by Susan Walton - Rigby, Idaho - Coworker   March 20, 2020

Gonna miss you pop. You meant the world to me. Sleep easy old man.

Posted by Stewart Clutter - Marshall, MI - Son   March 20, 2020

Sending prayers for Bryan's family.

Posted by Karen Smith-Gardner - Richmond Hill, GA - Friend   March 20, 2020

I have such extremely fond memories of Bryan from when we worked together at Dow Chemical in Midland Michigan back in the 80s. He was such a bright light! So many great memories of dinner parties, Christmas caroling, Saturdays at the farmers market, bicycle rides indeed so many memories the longer I think about it the more I recall. As we both moved across the country in different directions we drifted apart but over the years any time I thought of Brian I smiled. I know he had many health issues over the years but it just seems so tragic for him to go so soon. My deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends.

Posted by Mara Lewis - Granville, OH - Friend   March 19, 2020


Posted by Geething - Friend   March 19, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Dawn and the rest of the Clutter/Clayborn family. May your memories bring you comfort in this time of loss.

Posted by Annette (Zuehlke) Burnett - Lansing, MI - Family Friend   March 19, 2020

God brought you home early so you can rest where it is peaceful. In my most stressed out times, you were there as my good friend to put a smile back on my face. What a bright mind, you made me laugh and smile all through school, especially in Brit Lit.
May you rest in peace my good friend.

Posted by Laura Valentine - Marshall, MI   March 19, 2020

I was very heartbroken to hear of Bryan's passing. Although I haven't seen him in many years, I have very fond memories of times we spent together as children/teenagers. I know he has suffered physically over the years and I've prayed many prayers for his healing. I know that he has been healed for eternity and is resting in the arms of a God. Praying God will send peace and comfort to you all as you handle life without him. He was a great cousin and I'm glad we were able to enjoy family time over the years.

Posted by Lainie (Clutter) Keeran - Lecanto, FL - Family   March 19, 2020

Rest in Peace little Brother.

Posted by Todd - Battle Creek, MI - Family   March 19, 2020