He was born March 23, 1918, in Danville to the late Olivia Baker. Clyde graduated from Danville High School in 1936. He served in the U.S. Army during the European Theatre of operations during World War II from 1942-1945. He retired as a machinist for Cooper-Bessemer in 1972. He was an avid fisherman, gardener, and all around handyman and was a fan of the Ohio State football team.
He is survived by his daughter, Olivia Frazee, and granddaughter, Alice Cline, and her husband, Sammy, all of Mount Vernon; three sisters, Leah Richards of Fredericktown, Elda Davidson of Mount Vernon and Rita Lee of La Pine, Ore.; a brother, Roger (Ann) Sticker of Murrieta, Calif.; and several nephews and nieces.
Those who had the chance to know Clyde knew what a kind hearted, caring, and fun loving person he was and his sense of humor was one of his greatest qualities. He especially loved helping others and was “Grandpa” to those who knew him. He will be sadly missed by his family, neighbors and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen (Strouse) Baker; and his mother.
Visiting hours will be held at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Friday, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. with the Rev. R. Keith Stewart, Ph.D., officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 200 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Private condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Clyde Forest Baker.