Earl Thomas Clay (Tom) passed away peacefully on July 23, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he was currently residing. His final days were spent surrounded by family. He was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on 9/11/1937 and lived in AZ most of his life; he was an avid hunter and fisherman. During his life, he rode bulls in rodeos, served in the Navy, and worked as an Operating Engineer in construction. He raised 4 children of his own in addition raised 3 stepdaughters, all of whom love him and will miss him deeply. He is survived by his wife, Mary, sons Landon, Thomas (Jill), Jim (Lisa), daughter Cindy (Mark), stepdaughters Maureen (Dave), Shannon, Tracy, 7 grandchildren Ivy (Brett), Andrew (Bonnie), Nicole, Alex, Josh, Ben (Hannah), Justin, and 4 great-grandchildren Caiden, Brett Jr., Athena, and Emma. A memorial mass will be held in Overgaard Arizona at Our Lady of Assumption on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 12:30 p.m.