Died: Mon., Jun. 1, 2020

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INDIANAPOLIS---Ardith Clay Wearren Jr. 64, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020, at his home in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Clay was born on November 11, 1955 in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana where he went to George Washington High and excelled in basketball. Upon graduating from the University of New Orleans, he went overseas for 6 years to play professional basketball for the teams in France, Belgium and England. After returning, he resided in Atlanta and then moved back to Indiana.


Clay worked at FedEx for 20 years and built his own IT business (Gamut Business Technologies) after his retirement in 2013. Clay loved fishing, building computers, sports, family and Jesus.


Strong and humble, his 7-foot presence, athleticism, and gentlemanly demeanor earned him respect from everyone he encountered:


“Truly Clay was big everything stature, voice, courage and all,

But he was a big heart gentle giant too.

The human angel with a beautiful soul, 

The true friend everyone wishes for,

The rarest and dearest of all mankind.

The brother I love from another mother,

A world class global citizen like no other.

With the faith and convictions of very few,

Until the end of my days I shall miss him too. 

Grieving his loss to earth and infinite time, 

But know no doubt he ascended to heaven,

For God loves him more than we do!”                        

- Fawzi BenMessaoud


Clay was preceded in death by parents Ardith Sr. and Charlotte Wearren, and his first wife Yvette. He is survived by his beloved wife Monica Wearren whom he married in 2011. Monica was Clay’s pride and joy. They brought sunshine into each other’s life and were truly each other’s soulmate. He is also survived by his sister Ina (Steve) Campbell, brothers Michael “Mikey” (Debra), Moss “Mossy” (Erma), Brian; sister-in-law Kimberly (Donte) Moore; father and mother-in-law Emerson (Ernestine) Brown and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.


There will be a private family celebration of Clay’s life on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST. Live-stream viewing of the event can be accessed at



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Regina Jones
   Posted Thu June 04, 2020
Sending our deepest love & condolences on the loss of your Soul mate & Greatest Love Clay. May your heart be filled with the wonderful memories of joyful times you spent together as you celebrate a life well lived. We are saddened to hear the news. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers of our entire family.
💘 Aunt Betty Jones, Uncle Crayton Jones Jr, Cousin Regina Jones, Shikima (Kym), Leila Ray, Jahi Jackson.

Evelyn sue Cosper
   Posted Thu June 04, 2020
Monica and Clay were the symbol of a marriage made in Heaven. I loved to see them come into Light of the World Christian church together. He was always so polite and mannerable to his lovely wife. I will truly miss him.

Andra Johnson
   Posted Thu June 04, 2020
My dear daughter words can not express the pain I am feeling in your loss of your dearly beloved Clay! He was so special a true gentleman and giant with a big heart! We will miss him dearly! He was always such a joy to be around and I will always hold fond memories in my heart for him. Whenever he came around I knew he was good for a great conversation and some great laughs. Our prayers are with you and we are here for you as always! Love you sweet lady! Ma Ma AJ

Kimberly Talley-Geter
   Posted Thu June 04, 2020
Praying for you. We love you much.

Ellynn Osborne Murray
   Posted Fri June 05, 2020
My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Mañanna “Mimi” Allen
   Posted Fri June 05, 2020
My condolences to you Monica. Clay and I worked together at FedEx years ago and hearing of his passing was heartbreaking! My husband and I we’re friends of he and Yvette and I was so happy when he met you! I could see his spirit was opened again. We are both sending you hugs and love.
AC and Mimi Allen

Ellen Stancil
   Posted Fri June 05, 2020
God selected the brightest star that illuminated all hearts that crossed his path. The heart he held dear and in highest esteem was you Monica. May our Comforter continue his presence of peace around you. John and I are praying for you and we Love you Monica

Lawrence King
   Posted Sat June 06, 2020

Praying Hands was sent by Lawrence King.

Our prayers are with you and your family. Lawrence King and Nikki Manus

Herman D. Humbles
   Posted Sat June 06, 2020
To Monica and the Wearren family, I send my most heartfelt condolences to you. Ardith ( Clay ) and I were teammates on the basketball teams at George Washington H.S. for four years. Clay was a good person and friend to me all those years. If you attended one of the basketball games back then and saw us introduced as co-captains before the game, it was quite a sight. Clay was 6' 11" and I was 5' 6". Despite the height difference , we both had the same size heart and desire to win. We both wanted to win every game and we practiced very hard to achieve that. It has been a honor to know Clay on and off the court. I'm sure he accomplished as much as he possibly could before going to his heavenly home. God bless and keep you during this difficult time.

Herman D. Humbles G.W.H.S. - Class of 1974

Susanne Baker
   Posted Sat June 06, 2020
My deepest condolences to Monica and all of Clay's family. I had the pleasure of working with Clay at FedEx...always quick with a smile and such a positive attitude. So kind, so warm and just an all-around good guy. He will be missed by many and always remembered.

Tina Huggins
   Posted Sat June 06, 2020
Monica my heart is broken for you honey. I know how patient you were waiting for God to send you Clay. He will be missed by Kennedy and I. Kennedy sends her prayers as do I. We love you sis.

carolyn S. Walker
   Posted Sat June 06, 2020
To The Wearren Family and Extended Families,

Our sincere condolences, sympathies, and especially our prayers to you for today and for the days to come. God bless each of you and be forever in His grace.

Farristown Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. A. Ray Reed, Pastor
Berea, (Farristown) Kentucky.

Randy Broadus
   Posted Sat June 06, 2020
You will be missed, old friend!

We will be praying for you and your family!🙏🏿

Dan Thomas
   Posted Sat June 06, 2020
Brian and I know each other his dad Clay would always come over to our house on Harding (Dolly Slater) and at times Brian would come and we would play ball at sycamore park across the street.

I knew your family was big my condolences to you and your family.

Deborah Dimery
   Posted Sun June 07, 2020

Triple Phalaenopsis Orchid was sent by Michael Wearren.

I will miss you Junie. Your brother Michael Wearren I will love you always. Mikey

Ilene Hall
   Posted Sun June 07, 2020
So sorry for your loss.

Kimberly Doyle Lapsley & Terran Lapsley
   Posted Sun June 07, 2020
Dear Monica, We can not possibly imagine what you feel right now, let us know if there is anything we can do to ease your pain at this difficult period.

Love Kim & Terran

Kimberly Martin
   Posted Sun June 07, 2020
I will always remember how nice and gentle you were... such a great man. My condolences to Monica and your family. Rest well my friend...

Dayrel Whittaker
   Posted Sun June 07, 2020
Uncle Clay can’t wait to see you again in heaven. I always had a good time whenever I got to see you guys. I know I didn’t come down as often when I was in college but the love was still felt. Keep watching over us until we see you again. Rest in Heaven Uncle. My condolences to you cousin Monica, love you and keep your head up you’re still a queen 👑.

Joyce Parks
   Posted Sun June 07, 2020
My sincere condolences to you Monica. Praying for total peace as you go through this season. God bless you .

Mr. & Mrs. Curtis H Warfield and Family
   Posted Sun June 07, 2020
Know that you are loved and being prayed for constantly. We all adored Clay and enjoyed the times we were able to be in his presence. We stand with you in the days to come. Love you Much!!

Kelvin Jarrett
   Posted Wed October 28, 2020
Clay I have known you as a neighbor and a very gentle giant. I had just spoken with you recently and I was so looking forward to moving back in the neighborhood and finally coming to watch the game. Little did i know you would loose you and my son exactly seven days apart and at the time I was on this street when my son was killed and didnt even know you were gone my friend. Please reach you long arms around JyKel Jarrett and show him the Clay way. I will miss you neighbor. Enjoy your new home in Heaven

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