Clay graduated from Ft. Pierce Central High School, attended Indian River State College, and graduated from the St. Lucie County Firefighter Academy. In 2011 Clay survived a nearly fatal 4-wheeler accident. After recovering, he primarily focused on managing his family’s 100-year-old cattle ranch. Clay spent time traveling the country attending livestock management and pasture improvement classes and along the way got to see a lot of the beautiful United States which he loved so much.
In recent years Clay had focused his energy on educating people about the beneficial impact of agriculture on the environment. He was a member of One Florida Foundation, Young Farmers and Ranchers, and the St. Lucie County Young Republicans Club. These organizations took him to Washington, D.C. and Tallahassee where he advocated for the future of Florida with a strong emphasis on preserving history and heritage.
Clayton Carlton Humphries was a “Double Eighth Generation” Floridian, and a 5th generational descendant of the St. Lucie County Pioneer Carlton Family. He left this life way too soon on Sunday, July 21, 2019.
The Clayton Carlton Humphries Memorial Foundation has been established to continue supporting causes that Clay was passionate about. Contributions to this fund will benefit local and regional agricultural organizations and education initiatives in his honor.