Clay Elder


Clay ElderClay Elder, age 44 of Westbrook, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his home.  A visitation will be held 1:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, September 2 at the Westbrook Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Westbrook Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Clay Don Elder was born September 7, 1971 in Dallas, Texas to Roy and Margie (Smith) Elder Sr.  He was raised in Irving, Texas and went to school there.  Clay later quit school to help in his family’s locksmith shop.  He lived most of his life in Texas. Clay met Heidi Drexler in 1992. They soon fell in love and stayed together until 2011. They then became close friends. Clay met his best friend and brother by heart, Brandon Kosiarski, and sister by heart, Whitney Lensing, in Windom in 2012. They became close friends and moved to Westbrook in 2014. Clay loved riding his scooter around town, going on car rides, spending time with animals and babies, hanging out by the lake, making jokes, and just being all around funny.  He also loved playing video games, mainly Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and absolutely loved his heavy metal.

Clay is survived by his brothers Steve Elder of Waco, Texas and Roy Wayne Elder Jr. of California; aunt Donna Bishop of Texas; many other extended family; friends Brandon Kosiarski, Whitney Lensing, Kenny Lensing, Heidi Drexler, and Mike Junker; girlfriend Holly Weinberg and her children Levi and KatiAnn Weinberg; and many other friends.  He may be gone, but he won’t be forgotten.


  1. Michelle Sears says

    Clay, I knew you from third grade up until the day you passed. You were the sweetest, kindest, most loving man I have ever met. You were a big ole teddy bear. You will live on in my heart forever. I will miss the talks we had. I love you and miss you dearly. Rest in Paradise sweetheart. Until we meet again!

  2. Fly with the angels Clay!

  3. Thomas Rothacker says

    Clay, I only knew you for a unfortunately short Time, wish it could have been much longer, You were a Sweet Soul, a Loving, Giving, Caring, and all around Great Guy, You touched many people’s Lifes, and Hearts, without even trying! You may not still be here in the physical sense, but I know You are still with us all. Even if it’s only in our hearts, and Memories…. Rest In Peace Brother, I promise that the memories I have of You will live on Forever…. Thank You For Always being You!!!!

  4. I will forever miss you and your bright smile! No matter what through thick or thin you were always there in high spirits! May you rest in dear sweet friend.. You may be gone but will never be forgotten!! Love to you my dear sweet friend!! RIP in the high heavens above! No more suffering and no more pain! Another Angel God has gained!! </3

  5. Heidi Drexler says

    what can I say except you were such a wonderful guy and super special to me for soooo many years. Life is just different with you gone. I want you back here with us but I know God had better plans for you. I miss you very, very much. Never will a day go by that I wont be thinking of you. Love you always!!

  6. Steven R. Wilt says

    Good by ol friend will miss the good times we had R.I.P. no more pain…love you man

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