February 22, 1946 ~ July 5, 2002

Born in: Knoxville, TN,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Clayton Lester Satterfield, Jr., 56, of Reynolds Mountain Road, Asheville, died Friday, July 5, 2002, at Emerald Ridge Nursing Home.

A native of Knoxville, TN, he was a son of the late Clayton Lester Satterfield, Sr. and Reba Carter Satterfield. He was the owner of Western Carolina Counseling Center, psychotherapist on staff at the former Appalachian Hall now Charter Hospital, clinical social worker at the VA Hospital and former member of the Social Work Department at Western Carolina University. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church and was active with the local chapter of the United Nations until his illness.

Mr. Satterfield is survived by his wife, Jill Page Satterfield of Asheville; a daughter, Cori Jill Satterfield of Asheville; two sons, Jon Clayton Satterfield and Trevor Page Satterfield both of Asheville; two sisters, Sharon Wagner of Knoxville, TN and Carol Dollar of Chattanooga, TN and a brother, Gary Satterfield of Knoxville, TN.

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Monday at New Bridge Baptist Church with the Revs. Clark Henderson and Fred Werhan officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 pm at the church prior to the service and request that memorials be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 241535, Charlotte, NC 28224.

Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
  • Hidden
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


  1. Clay & family,

    I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to you
    and your family. I was certainly sorry to hear of
    your dad’s death.

    Francis N. Champion
    Materials & Tests Unit
    Raleigh, NC 27607

  2. All the M&T field employees in Divisions 11 and 12 want to extend to you and your family our deepest sympathy. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  3. It is with deepest regret and sorrow to hear that your beloved has passed on. I will refer you to a scripture that says it all. Ecc. chap. 12 verses1-7. Be assured that your loved one is with God.

  4. C. L. and I were classmates all through school. He was my first ‘crush’ in first grade.

    Always a nice, gentle man, very well liked by everyone in our class.

    I will never forget his bravery when he stood up in front of our 35th reunion meeting and announced he had MS.

    You should all be very proud. He fought the hard fight and he is out of pain now.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  5. Cori, Trevor and Clay.
    I was very sorry to hear about your dad. I know that he went through so much and how hard it was for him. I tried to help him, as much as possible, with services that could help when he was still living on his own. I have met Cori. But I just wanted to tell you that he was so proud of his children. And, he was a good man……but I know that I don’t need to tell you that. You’ll be in my prayers.

  6. I am sorry I was unable to attend the funeral. I was on vacation and did not find out until a couple of hours before time for it to start or I would have brought Mom & Dad. C.L. was special and will be missed by many. Love, Doris & Girls. (My girls loved visiting with him that time he came in and stayed at Mom’s )

  7. Jill: Our deepest sympathies to you & your family. May God surround you with His grace, mercy and everlasting love.
    ‘Marty’, Charlie, & Molly Parker

  8. Clayton, we will miss you!!!You were a bright spot in our trips to the nursing home.To the family you will be in our thoughts and prayers.May God bless and comfort each of you!!!!

  9. Jill, Clay, Trevor, & Cori:
    I am so sorry about C.L. and wanted you to know how much I always thought of him. I really enjoyed his visits and was sorry I couldn’t attend the funeral. I gave him a picture of me holding him when he was only a couple of years old one of the times when he stopped by to visit. He was one of those special people everyone loved and will truly be missed by everyone. Love, Edna & Milburn

  10. Clayton Satterfield’s friendship is already being missed. He and his family suffered so much from this nightmare of MS. I hope that sometime the questions of ‘why?’ will all be given an answer.

    He was a smart guy, gifted writer, and, amazingly, he maintained a measure of happiness in spite of the physical, mental, and emotional suffering that has now taken his Life.

    Who could forget those things? I know I can’t.

  11. Jill,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your loss. May Gods peace and love keep you.

  12. Clay,I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. God will take care of you during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts.

  13. Jill,Cori, Clay & Trevor, I’m really sorry to hear about Mr. Satterfield. I had known him for a long time and he was a very nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.

  14. Jill and Family: God bless you at this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ‘My grace is sufficient for thee…’ II Cor. 12:9a. We love you very much.

  15. Jill,

    So sorry about your husband’s passing. I just wanted to let you know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you and your family comfort in the days ahead.


  16. I do not say ‘good by’ but I will see you later, my dear brother, in heaven. (For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him…Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord.) I Thess. 4: 14,17 I will miss you sorely, C.L. Love Always, Carol

  17. We offer our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. We worked with C.L. at Appalachian Hall for many years and have fond memories of our time together with him. He fought a good fight against the dreadful disease that plagued him. We thank God he is free to soar with the angels, although he will be missed by those of us left behind. May God comfort you and give you His peace.

  18. I’m not sure, but if this is the same Mr. Satterfield who used to live at Asheville Terrace Apartments I want to say how sorry I am because I used to live there and he was a good friend.

  19. If brothers are cut from the same cloth–and I am sure these were. Then the world is less for the loss. We have known Gary for many years and suffer with him and his family in this loss.

  20. Clay,
    Linda and I extend to you and your family our deepest
    sympathy in the loss of your dad. We will certainly be
    praying for you in this time of sorrow, and trust you will
    lean on Him during this time.

  21. I worked with CL at Appalachian Hall and he and I talked many times about his family and mine. He was a truly good friend and a pleasure to be around. Although I haven’t seen him for a long time and only talked to him briefly over the past years, he has remained in my heart and my prayers. Please know that you are in my thoughts as you say goodbye to a kind and courageous man. God bless and keep you.

  22. Having grown up with C.L., I will always remember what a fine person he was and how he fought the good fight. My prayers are with each family member. May God wrap you in His loving arms and may the assurance that we will see C.L. again in the presence of our Heavenly Father bring you peace. Love, Connie Owenby

  23. I extend to this wonderful family my deepest sympathy with their loss. I will be praying for you. God bless you.
    Love you, Judy Jones

  24. Jill:
    I was sorry to hear of the death of your husband, C.L.
    I sure have fond memories of you here at First Baptist, Sylva. I lost my husband, Don in 1991. I certainly can relate to your loss. Come see us sometime. Love, Betty


Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook