By Submitted Story on January 31, 2020
Clavis “Clay” Wyatt Baum, Jr., 79, of Kitty Hawk, NC died Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Spring Arbor of The Outer Banks.
A native of Dare County, he was born December 19, 1940, to the late Buena Hines and Clavis Wyatt Baum, Sr.
Having served his country honorably for twenty years, Clay retired from the United States Air Force as a Technical Sergeant. He enjoyed RC airplanes and watching old western movies. Well known for his abilities to fix almost anything, Clay took pride in his woodworking, mechanical and leatherworking skills.
He is survived by a daughter, Donna Baum Willard (John); three sons, Clavis “CB” Wyatt Baum III, William Michael Baum, and Thomas Matthew Baum (Cindi); ten grandchildren, Brittany, Brandon, Jaice, Amber, Michael, Mariana, Cameron, Amy, Joe and Maiah; and six great-grandchildren, Gracelyn, Sophie, Darcy, Serena, Raeya, and Jeremiah. Also, surviving is his first wife and longtime close friend, Dorothy “Dot” Baum; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, and extended family.
In addition to his parents, Clay was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Baum; and his second wife, Dixie Baum.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. The family will receive friends and relatives Sunday, February 2, 2020, from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo.
Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.