Clayton Phillip Sullivan, age 58, passed peacefully from the arms of his family into the arms of his Lord August 29, 2010 at MD Anderson in Houston, TX.
He was born Apr. 17, 1952, in Murfreesboro, TN, to Beatrice and the late Clayton N. Sullivan. He was a lifelong resident of Murfreesboro, TN, a member of Bellwood Baptist Church, and a parishioner of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Clayton's life-long dream to be a pilot began in his teens at the Murfreesboro Airport servicing airplanes and also teaching students the art of flying. Upon graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, where he majored in Aerospace, he embarked upon a career in aviation, flying night freight and government contracts for various companies. He was hired by Piedmont Airlines in 1987, which was then acquired by USAirways in 1989. His commercial aviation career as a First Officer spanned over 20 years of faithful service to the integrity of USAirways and the safety of his passengers and fellow crew members.
He is survived by his beautiful and devoted wife of 24 years, Barbara Jeskey Sullivan; daughter Kelly Lynn and future son-in-law Drew Weaver of Murfreesboro; daughters Caroline Paige and Victoria Brooke Sullivan of Christiana; sister Ann (Greg) Mather of Christiana; niece Lindsay (Nick) Franklin; nephew Kevin Mather; and a host of family and friends.
Services will be at 11 AM Friday, September 3, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Rev. James K. Polk Van Zandt officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Thursday, September 2, from 4 to 8 PM. at Woodfin's Memorial Chapel, 615-893-5151.