Clyde W. Cagle, 87, of Gibsonville, NC passed away peacefully on Saturdayy, January 4, 2020 at the Hospice Home of Alamance.
The family will receive friends Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in the C.E.C. with the service immediately following at 11:00 AM in the church sanctuary followed by burial in the church cemetery.
Clyde was born January 2, 1933 to the late Demcie T. Cagle and Margaret G. Cagle in Greensboro, NC. He graduated from Rankin High School where he met E. Jean Hill whom he married December 25, 1955. Clyde entered the US Airforce in 1953 and served as NCOIC at RAF Sculthorpe Airbase in Norfolk, England. Clyde left the air force in 1957 and returned to North Carolina where he worked for Accu-Ray Corporation in the cigarette manufacturing industry.
Clyde was a fifty plus year member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church where he taught adult Sunday School and was involved in the United Methodist Men as well as the Western North Carolina Mission Building Teams. He was a scout leader and softball coach for the church teams of both young men and girls. He and Jean were dedicated to supporting the youth of the church and served as counselors for the youth for more than twenty years. He was also an avid supporter of the Jared Austin and Children’s Fund.
In addition, Clyde was a member of the Revolution Masonic Lodge #552 and the American Legion Cone Post #386.
Along with his wife and parents, Clyde is preceded in death by a grandson, Jared Austin; son-in-law, Mike Cobb; and siblings, Tom Cagle, Bill Cagle, Mabel Allison, and Sally Clinard.
Clyde is survived by his children Susan Cobb, Carolyn McMath (Alan), Lynda Austin (Mike), and Brian Cagle (Andrea); grandchildren Brandon Cobb (Marcia), Caleb Austin, Hannah Austin Woods (Lee), Joel McMath (Autumn), Tanner Cagle, and Brinley Cagle; great grandchildren Alexis and Baylee Woods, and Theo McMath. He is also survived by brothers, Reid (Becky) and Branson (Carlene); brothers-in-law, Owen Allison and Vic Clinard; along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.
A special thanks to Guilford Medical Associates, especially Dr. Mark Perini and Stephanie Edwards, A.G.N.P. for the years of excellent care provided to Clyde. Appreciation to the staff at Brookdale Senior Living in Burlington, especially to Brittany, Holly and Lisa for the care and compassion they provided during Clyde’s last year of life and to those with Hospice of Alamance who supported his family and provided excellent care while he was at Brookdale and at the Hospice Home of Alamance.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Jared Austin and Children’s Fund at P.O. Box 622 McLeansville, NC 27301 or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
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