Clay was born Oct. 24, 1939 in Worcester, one of three children of the late Herbert H. and Ruth M. (Small) Webber. Raised and educated in Shrewsbury, he attended Shrewsbury High School before enlisting in the U.S. Army, where he proudly served his country as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
He worked in the construction industry as a heavy equipment roller operator for companies, including Bayer-Mingola, Henley Lundgren, and Victor Paving on Nantucket. He also worked at the Seabrook Power Plant in Seabrook, N.H. He was a proud union member of the Local #4 as well as Local #170.
Clay worked hard in the construction business, but also enjoyed his friendships. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR, and all of the Boston sports teams, especially the Red Sox and Patriots.
In addition to his dear friend and companion, Nancy Bradford of Worcester, he leaves his children, Dawn Firmin and her husband, Scott of Worcester, and Tammy and Scott Webber, both of Fairhaven; his grandchildren, Amanda and Zachary Firmin; his siblings, Bruce Webber and his wife, Patricia and Jeanne Drelinger and her husband, Edward, all of Shrewsbury; six nieces and nephews; and many cousins and close friends.
Family and friends will honor and remember Clay's life by gathering for calling hours Wednesday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m., in Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center, followed by a Celebration of Life at 7 p.m. Burial will be private.
Honor Clay's memory with a donation to the Worcester Veteran's Homeless Shelter, 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605.