Clyde Clouse, 100, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022, after a brief illness.
Clyde was born in Crane Nest (Knox County), KY on August 8, 1921, son of the late Lee and Fanny Clouse. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ruth, and his eldest son, Mike. He is survived by his sons; Bill (Kathy), Jim (Julie), and Tom (Cindy). He is also survived by his grandchildren; Shawn (Jessica), Shelley, Matthew, Andrew (Chelsi), Logan (Kathryn), Emily Malicote (David), Makenzie and Ben; and one great grandchild, Caleb.
He grew up in Corbin, Kentucky, graduated from Lynn Camp High School in 1940 and the Perry Business College, and attended the University of South Dakota. He worked at Wright Aeronautical Corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio until entering the service of his country in the US Army from August 1, 1942, until February 21, 1946, including two-years in the European theater of operations of World War II. Upon returning home from the service, he moved to Somerset, KY, where he met his wife, raised his family, and lived a full life. Prior to his 1986 retirement, he was a self-employed accountant for Clouse Bookkeeping & Tax Service, a business he began on January 1, 1961. He had a passion for youth sports and was very active in Somerset youth baseball programs for over 35 years. With faith as his foundation, his love of Jesus and family guided him throughout his days.
Visitation will be on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at First Baptist Church, 128 North Main Street, Somerset, KY 42501.
His funeral service will follow on Thursday at 1:00pm at First Baptist Church with Bro. Ryan Coffey officiating. Burial will be at Mill Springs National Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to aid the Eastern Kentucky flood relief efforts. Donations can be made to First Baptist Church, designated to the “Eastern KY Disaster Relief” fund.
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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Clyde Clouse.