Clyde Allen Brown slipped the bonds of this earth to live life eternal with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. He leaves behind many friends and family who will miss the laughter in his eyes, his mischievous smile, and his kind and loving words.
Clyde was born the youngest of five boys to Stuart Swain Brown and Lucille Blackmon Brown in Columbus, Georgia, on May 4, 1931.
Clyde went to junior college in Americus, Georgia, at what is now Georgia Southwestern State University, where he received an associate degree. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for four years, he attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in zoology. Following graduation, he began employment as a pharmaceuticals salesman. He worked for over 50 years in that industry, but when he retired he never stopped working. His most recent job was as a greeter at Walmart, where he put a smile on the face of almost everyone who walked in the door.
Clyde married his loving wife Janie in 1969. Clyde was living in Atlanta at the time, and there was much discussion over where they world live: Texas or Georgia? After some thought, it was decided that they would move to Texas, Janie’s home state.
First they lived in Carrollton, but in 1980 Clyde and Janie moved to Florence, Texas. They became very active in the Florence United Methodist Church and officially joined the congregation in 1990. Clyde and Janie were married for 37 years before she passed away in January 2007.
Clyde is survived by his son Johnny; his daughters Deborah and Barbara; his son Jesse; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his “favorite cousin,” Mary Katherine Wright, her husband Paul, and their two children Kip and Paula.
Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote, “That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.” Clyde Brown was that man.
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