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Clyde Thomas Sudderth, Sr., loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and respected businessman, peacefully entered heaven early March 12, 2019. He was born October 12, 1924 and enjoyed 71 glorious years of marriage to his one true love, Betty Jennings Sudderth.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Ross Sudderth and Martha Nevada Sudderth, sister Pauline Sudderth Goodwin and brother, Wade Dean Sudderth.
Clyde is survived by his wife, Betty, sons, Clyde Thomas Sudderth, Jr. (Diane) and Robert Alan Sudderth (Pam) and daughter Susan Ross Sudderth Hodges (Marc). Grandchildren Sarah Sudderth Greene (Ian), Rachel Sudderth Holoman (Carter), Acey Ossman Holmes (Mike), Luke Hodges, and Katy Hodges, and 5 great grandchildren.
Clyde was drafted into the Army Air Force in 1943. He was trained as a mechanic and maintained B-24 Liberators, later switching to B-17 Flying Fortresses in England. He was honorably discharged in October, 1945.
After World War II, Clyde was employed by R. W. McCollum Company in Greensboro. He worked in a variety of positions in the company before rising to the position of President. He was employed there for 54 years.
In 1956 Clyde and Betty became charter members of Lawndale Baptist Church They were both active members of the church, serving in numerous leadership roles. Although Clyde served on various strategic committees, he faithfully taught the first grade Sunday School class for 25+ years as he loved working with children.
Clyde was an avid golfer and loved all sports. Travel was something he and Betty enjoyed and they made numerous trips throughout the US and other countries.
Clyde was a resident of Friends Home Guilford for the past 8 years where he lovingly and happily accepted woodworking projects from fellow residents.
Services will be 11:00, Friday, March 15, 2019, at Lawndale Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friends Homes, Inc., Residents Assistance Fund, 925 New Garden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410.
Friends Homes, Inc, Residents Assistance Fund
925 New Garden Road, Greensboro NC 27410