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Clayton Ranes

January 4, 1986 — March 23, 2024

Clayton Thomas Ranes, also known as bubba, passed away on March 23, 2024 in Mesquite, Texas at the young age of 38. He was born January 4, 1986 in Dallas, Texas to Bryan and Tammy Ranes.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Tammy and James Morse; Grandparents, Rafael Ranes, Barbara and Jerry Clark, and Ronnie Johnson; Aunt, Stashia Johnson; sisters and brother-in-laws, Kristin and Aaron Howell, and Carley and Josh Waggoner; son, Ethan Blystone; cousins, Melanie and Tracy Hawkins, and Dustin and Kortney Ranes; and multiple nieces, nephews and other close family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father Bryan Ranes, Grandmother Margie Ranes, and uncles Steve Ranes.

Clayton was a happy child who loved all sports growing up, he played football, baseball, basketball, and soccer. He was an amazing artist who enjoyed spending time sketching and drawing. He loved adventure and would often take off exploring. He spent summers in East Texas with Kristin, Melanie, and Dustin at the Lake Swimming, exploring, and catching wildlife. He also spent a lot of time talking Meme into keeping those exotic animals at her house.

He had a heart of gold, was fiercely loyal, and always there for those who needed him. His sensitive soul allowed him to love hard and forgive easily. He embodied kindness and selflessness but was also as stubborn as can be.

Family was a very important part of his life and there wasn't anything he wouldn't do for them. He was a great big brother to Carley, which prepared him to be the best uncle Clayton to his nieces and nephews. And being an annoying little brother prepared him to be the best pot-stirring brother-in-law.

This kindness and stubbornness poured over into his love of animals. He had a heart for all and loved bringing home "pets". Over the years he has brought home dogs, turtles, a raccoon, an owl, ferrets, snakes, an alligator, and most recently, a rooster. It didn't matter if anyone was opposed to his newest rescue, Clayton was dedicated.

He worked in the construction industry but was a jack of all trades. As they say, "A Jack of All Trades Is a Master of None, But Oftentimes Better That A Master of One." There was nothing he wasn't willing to learn to help those he loved, from painting and electrical at his Moms, concrete work at his Meme's, landscaping for his sister, to finishing the building his Dad Started at the farm with his Papa and Uncle Carol.

Clayton was not only a hard worker, but he also had a funny side that could keep you laughing. He was quick witted and didn't mind being the punch line. His laugh, huge heart, unconditional love, and even stubbornness will be missed dearly. On March 23rd, we also lost someone very special.

BUBBA, this is not goodbye; This is see you later. WE LOVE YOU MORE.

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Friday, March 29, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

New Hope Funeral Home Chapel

500 US Highway 80 E., Sunnyvale, TX 75182

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