It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Clay Koontz. He passed away in his sleep on the night of Tuesday, April 19, 2022. He had just come home from the hospital on the 17th and said he was happy to be home. Clay was born in 1963 in Metaline Falls, Washington. He grew up in the Ione, Washington area and graduated from Selkirk High School. He earned his B.A. in Theater Arts and then worked several years as a theater set designer. He had been living in Nashville, Tennessee for several years. Both Clay’s parents and an older brother, Walter Koontz are deceased. He is survived by his brother, Warren (Sandy) Koontz and a sister, Kathy (Edward) Taft.
His friend, Scott wrote of him saying, “Clay was a resident of Turning Point Recovery Home for a period of time. This is where he got sober several years ago. Through working the 12 steps of AA he discovered that working with other alcoholics was crucial to him staying sober. He has guided hundreds of men through the 12 steps of AA. He was a very good man and we are forever grateful for him. In lieu of customary floral remembrances, the family would like to request donations be made to Turning Point Recovery, 342 Valeria Street, Nashville, TN, 37210 in Clay’s memory.
Arrangements by Lumen Cremation, 7978 Coley Davis Road, Suite 101, Nashville, TN, 37221 | 615-549-0074
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