Brandon Thomas Clayton, 40, of Roanoke, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Vicky Briggs; his father, Tommy Clayton (Patty); sister, Summer Clayton (Rachael); his son, Rhyes Clayton; the daughter of his heart, Willow Ames, step-sister, Kelsey Macintosh; grandmother, Virginia "Granny" Weiss; and numerous extended family. Brandon is remembered by friends and family as a funny, kind-hearted, free-spirited man, who never failed to end a conversation with, “I love you!” In addition to his children, Brandon’s great loves were the outdoors and music, coalescing each year at Floydfest, which Brandon attended over 11 times. Brandon was preceded in death by his stepfather, Chester Briggs, with whom he shared a special bond. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Brandon’s life at Fishburn Park, Saturday, August 19, at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to be given to support a trust for Brandon’s son, Rhyes, in c/o Vicky Briggs, 1220 Longview Rd., Roanoke, VA 24018.