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Clyde M. Aiken, III
  • November 01, 1944
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  • August 14, 2022

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Clyde Miller Aiken, III went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 14, 2022. Clyde was 77 years
old and a resident of The Villages, Florida. Clyde passed peacefully in the presence of his wife of 49
years, Betty, and family. He was born on November 1, 1944, in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Clyde’s priorities in life were faith, family, and service. He was a member of United Methodist Church
where he served in various capacities. One of his favorite pastimes was attending the sporting events of
his children and grandchildren. Clyde served four years in the United States Air Force before starting his
career in banking. He was an active member of his community in LaBelle, Florida as a youth sports
coach, City Commissioner, and member of the Rotary Club, Lion’s Club, and Chamber of Commerce.
Clyde was an avid sports fan who enjoyed playing golf and attending University of Florida sporting
events. He was an accomplished baseball and basketball player in high school and college, and a five time medalist in the Florida International Senior Games & State Championships. Clyde had a life-long
love of music, thanks to his mother who insisted he practice his piano before letting him go play sports.
He loved playing hymns on his piano, listening to the Righteous Brothers and Motown Music.

Clyde was predeceased by his parents Clyde and Harriet (Thorburn) Aiken of St. Simons Island, Georgia
and his sister Lynne McGarity of Savannah, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Betty, his bother Joel
(Patsy), two sons Ted (Kristi) and Steve (Jean), and four grandsons Joshua, Caleb, Luke, and Noah.
The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff at Trinity Springs and Compassionate Care
Hospice for the genuine care and empathy shown to Clyde and our family.

In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation or New
Covenant United Methodist Church. The family will hold a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday,
August 27, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. The service will be held in the chapel of New Covenant United Methodist
Church. The church will live stream the service on its website (ncumcfl.com) for those who may be
unable to attend in person. Following the service, a reception will held in Clyde’s honor at the Savannah
Center in the Villages. Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society are providing funeral
arrangements and can be reached at (352) 236-7813 for additional information. Clyde will be put to rest
in the Florida National Cemetery with a private graveside service.


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  1. Kathy (Russ) TownsendThomas says:
    27 Aug 2022
    Many Prayers and Sincerely Sympathy, Mrs. Aiken and Family

  2. Mike and Petra Hobson says:
    25 Aug 2022
    We only been neighbors for 8 years but from the moment we met we always enjoyed our little talks, Clyde always checked on us when we were out there doing yard work, alot of times just funny talk but he always checked on us when he could, we miss u Clyde ,RIP your neighbors and friends. Mike ,Petra Hobson and Mom .

  3. Mike and Petra Hobson lit a candle:
    25 Aug 2022
    Lit since August 25, 2022 at 8:46:00 PM

  4. Ron McGarity says:
    20 Aug 2022
    Clyde we will all miss you and have wonderful memories of you.

    You were a great Brother in Law, a good friend and a true gentleman. I will always remember our trips with our families to the beach in Ft.Myers and also to Labelle...

    May you rest in peace and God bless you. I am sure Lynne, Mamaw and Papaw were waiting for you when you got to Heaven...

  5. Tom and Joyce Conner says:
    18 Aug 2022
    We remember the special times we shared. Our thoughts and prayers are frequent and focused on the family in this time of loss. Clyde was special and we always tried to stay in touch. So many special memories.
    Tom and Joyce Conner

  6. Vicki Burke says:
    17 Aug 2022
    Betty, Ted and Steve, I am so sorry for the pain you are going through. Clyde was the kind of person who leaves a big void when they are gone. I will be praying for you in the days ahead
    Sincerely, Vicki Patton Burke

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