HOWLAND – On the morning of Dec. 26, 2006, Clayton W. Harris Sr. passed away while surrounded by his loving wife and children. Clayton was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Howland, to George Byard Harris Sr. and Bertha “Daisy” Winniefred (Bowley) Harris. Clayton was proud of his military service as a member of the U.S. Navy. In addition, he was a member of the Composite Lodge No. 168 and a loving supporter of his family parish, St. Leo’s Catholic Church. Clayton’s first priority was always his family and their well being. He was also very devoted to his community. Clayton was happiest when at home, surrounded by his family and close friends, though he loved being outdoors gardening, hunting and spending time at West Lake, Eagle Lake, West Branch Lake and the hunting camp. He was best known for his famous bean-hole beans. Clayton leaves behind a large circle of family and friends, including his wife of 55 years, Nancy; his daughter, Jane and her husband, Edward; his son, Wayne; and his son, Jerry and his wife, Lynda; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Rene and her husband, Chris and their son, Trevor and daughter, Emerson, Alyson and her daughter, McKenziey, Jade and her husband, James, and Tara. He is also survived by his stepmother, Isabelle Harris; and his siblings. Family and friends are invited to attend the calling hours 2-4 or 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at Clay Funeral Home, Lincoln. A Masonic ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Howland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Leo’s Children’s Faith Formation Program or Penobscot Valley Hospital Physical Therapy Department. For an online register book, please visit