Ashley McBryde Mourns Death Of Brother

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Country singer Ashley McBryde is in mourning. Her brother William Clayton McBryde Jr., who goes by Clay, passed away at the age of 53.

According to his obituary, Clay passed away on June 20 at his home in Russellville, Arkansas. He was a 25-year veteran of the Russellville Police Department and served in the United States Army for more than four years. He deployed to Iraq during his time in the service.

Ashley didn’t comment on her brother’s death until Sunday (June 24) to tell her fans and followers what they could do to help. Instead of flowers, Ashley revealed that her nephew Bradley has asked that donations be made in Clay’s honor to the organization Mission 22.


Mission 22 is an organization that sheds light on, and is making an effort to stop, veteran suicide.

If you would like to donate to Mission 22 in honor of Ashley’s brother Clay, click here.

Clay is survived by his wife Tanya, his son Bradley, his three brothers, Kurt, Dan, and Clint, his two sisters, Aubrey and Ashley, his father William Sr., and grandson Kaden, among other relatives.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ashley and her family during this difficult time.

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