Rev. Clayton Moor­man

Cecil Whig - - & -

On June 1, 2016, Rev. Clayton Moor­man, 66, of Elk­ton, MD, went home to be with his Lord. Clayton Moor­man was born on July 31, 1949 in Roanoke, Vir­ginia, where he lived with his par­ents and sis­ters un­til mov­ing to New Cas­tle, DE. He grad­u­ated from Wil­liam Penn High School in 1967 and from Bap­tist Bi­ble Col­lege of Spring­field, Mis­souri in 1970. He re­turned to New Cas­tle with his bride, Sharon, and served as the youth di­rec­tor of Ne­wark Bap­tist Church in Elk­ton, MD for six years. In 1976, he ac­cepted the call to his first pas­torate at Faith Bap­tist Church of Gran­ite City, Illi­nois, where he served for nine years. In 1985, he re­turned to Ne­wark Bap­tist Church as the as­so­ciate pas­tor. In 1993, he be­came se­nior pas­tor, an of­fice he held un­til his death.

In ad­di­tion to his pas­torate, Pas­tor Moor­man vol­un­teered as a chap­lain at Union Hos­pi­tal in Elk­ton, MD for 19 years. He also served on the Bioethics Com­mit­tee at Union Hos­pi­tal. In 2016, he be­came the chap­lain for the Ce­cil County Sher­riff’s Depart­ment.

Clayton loved the out­doors, and greatly en­joyed hunt­ing, fish­ing, and work­ing in his yard. He had an avid in­ter­est in clas­sic cars, and en­joyed at­tend­ing and com­pet­ing in car shows. He was a deeply de­voted fam­ily man, and loved to laugh and tell sto­ries around the ta­ble or camp­fire. But his pri­mary de­vo­tion was to Je­sus Christ, and to the work of the Lord’s Church.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 45 years, Sharon Moor­man; his son Travis Moor­man and wife Lau­rie and their daugh­ters Emma and Kylie of Mil­ford, DE; daugh­ter Me­lanie Blis­sick and hus­band Chris of Ne­wark, DE; and daugh­ter Kelley Moor­man of Elk­ton, MD. He is also sur­vived by sis­ters: Jeanne Maclary and hus­band Bill Clancy; Teresa Booth and hus­band Jeff; Cindy Cock­er­ham and hus­band Marty; and Loretta Moor­man and hus­band Michael Wil­son; nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews, and cousins; and his broth­ers and sis­ters in Christ at the Ne­wark Bap­tist Church. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents Clifton and Jet­tie Moor­man, and his sis­ter Con­nie Moor­man Scheidt.

A visi­ta­tion will be held on Sun­day, June 5, at New-

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