Michael Robert Clayton ìOhanaî, 22, of Hendersonville went to be with the Lord Thursday, December 18. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of Shannon and Wanda McMinn of Hendersonville. A 2010 graduate of North Henderson High School, he had been enrolled in ROTC and was on the lacrosse team. An accomplished musician, he sang, played guitar and was a cellist in the North Henderson Orchestra. He also participated in the Odyssey of the Mind Tournament while in high school and was an avid gamer who always followed his dreams. He was of the Baptist Faith. Michael is survived, in addition to his parents, by his maternal grandmother, Jackie Clayton of Hendersonville; his paternal grandparents, Calvin and Marie McMinn of Hendersonville; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Melvin ìPoppaî Clayton.
A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Monday, December 22, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. Larry Appleby will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 9:00 pm Sunday, December 21, at the funeral home. At other times they will be at the residence of his parents. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Henderson High School Band, c/o Steve Sigmon, 35 Fruitland Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792.