On July 27, 2021, at 12:25 p.m., John Clayton’s son Tim Clayton, who had been blind all of his life, became able to see. He also got to be with his mother, Phyllis Clayton, who died in 2008. Tim passed away from complications of COVID-19. Tim Clayton has gained his sight.
Tim had 57 years of life when the medical profession predicted he would pass away before age 12. Tim’s life was full of challenges, including blindness, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, schizophrenia, and being mentally challenged. Despite that, he never complained and his faith was a witness to many people. He was always intrigued by other countries and the teachings of various religions and denominations.
Tim was a Christian, and his life demonstrated that no matter what your handicaps and troubles might be, every Christian life has a purpose. He shared his faith with every doctor, nurse, caregiver, teacher, and health worker he met. We wrote a book titled “Timothy – My Son and My Teacher” to share his life story. The book tells how his life impacted and taught lessons to people around him. That book became Tim’s tool to share his faith with others. He gave copies of the book to everyone he could. It has blessed other parents of children with congenital disabilities and severe health problems.
We share Tim’s death with those of you who know the Claytons or are aware of Tim’s story. There will be no funeral, and no special condolences are needed. Instead, this is a time of joy and praise to God for Tim’s family and friends, that his journey through life is finally over. Tim Clayton has gained his sight.
© John N. Clayton © 2021
Copies of Tim’s book are available from the Does God Exist? ministry or from the PowerVine Store.