Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell on his grandfather H. Clay Earles: "My Grandfather played many roles in my life, all of which helped me mature. He was foremost family, but also my boss for twenty-one years. I was fortunate to have...
Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell on his grandfather H. Clay Earles:
"My Grandfather played many roles in my life, all of which helped me mature. He was foremost family, but also my boss for twenty-one years. I was fortunate to have him to look up to for all those years. From my early childhood years, I was never further than a few steps behind him, shadowing his every move. He taught me many things about being a good businessman but most importantly, how to be a good person. The one thing he demanded most of all was honesty. I feel that is one trait my entire family acquired from him and for that we are thankful. We'll all miss him dearly, but rest knowing he's gone to a better place."
The H. Clay Earles family will receive guests at Collins McKee-Stone Funeral Home at 109 Broad St. in Martinsville on Wednesday, November 17 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral, also at Collins McKee-Stone Funeral Home, will be Thursday, November 18 at 11 a.m.
A photo gallery of H. Clay Earles Photos on the Martinsville Speedway web site http://www.martinsvillespeedway.com/Earles/hclay/earlespg.htm
H. Clay Earles, 86, was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Martinsville Speedway. His daughter Dorothy Earles Campbell is the treasurer of Martinsville Speedway; Mary Earles Weatherford, vice president and secretary; Sarah Campbell Fain, assistant treasurer and Clay Campbell, president. All are members of the Martinsville Speedway board of directors.
Clay Campbell and the family has designated the Starling Avenue Baptist Church Property Fund as a charity in lieu of flowers if anyone wishes. The address for Starling Avenue Baptist Church is 932 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112.