Hayden James Clarke

October 21, 1975February 17, 2021

Hayden James Clarke, age 45, of Frisco, TX passed away in the early hours of February 17, 2021, and will be missed by his many friends and family. He was born in Dartford, United Kingdom on October 21, 1975, and grew up in Kent playing rugby and often getting into mischief. After passing his A Levels, he graduated from the Oxford Air Training School and received many fixed wing and rotorcraft ratings. In addition to his love of rugby, he had a passion for aviation that led him to a career in avionics. It is through aviation that he met his wife, Jamie Clarke, whose English accent is only slightly worse than Hayden’s American accent. They were married on October 22nd, 2016 and lived in Frisco, TX where they enjoyed lounging around their pool, doing puzzles and playing board games with Jamie’s kids, Davis and Devyn Cullen, step-kids to Hayden. He is also survived by his mother Brenda Clarke, father and stepmother, Raymond Clarke and Charlotte Brown, and sister and brother-in-law, Victoria and Carl Bruce, and their children Josh and Beau. He is also survived by his brother Simon Brown and son Ollie. Hayden’s departure leaves a hole in many hearts beyond just the immediate family and he will be missed more than words can share. Hayden was a hard-charging, live life to its fullest person that has bungee jumped off the highest bridges in New Zealand, rode Ostriches in South Africa, and jumped from a helicopter to extreme ski fresh powder with his friends. Those fortunate enough to have experienced his hugs, and he hugged everyone, knew his hugs were encompassing and meaningful every time. He was always the bright light in a room and anyone who met him instantly liked him. His light was extinguished too early, but his memory will live in the hearts of his loved ones forever. Celebrations of Hayden’s life will be held in Texas and the United Kingdom in the coming months. Information will be provided at a later date.


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Ken Ribble

February 24, 2021

I just found out, and I'm speechless at the sudden loss of this truly unique man. I had the pleasure and the good fortune to travel with Hayden on a business trip a few years back when I unexpectedly had to fill in for a coworker, and he was such a wonderful person to spend time with. I've since also spoken with him and seen him at various aviation conventions and events, and never did I see him without a smile on his face. I don't think there was anybody in the aviation industry who didn't know Hayden...he will be sorely missed.

Nicola Gourlay

February 24, 2021

Hayden, I am gutted that I won’t see you again, just gutted. I have nothing but good memories and of you. We always had fun but especially in South Africa, 3 whole weeks of it !

Rest easy my friend x

Kenneth Engelman

February 24, 2021

The first time I meet Hayden was at an AEA National. We became friends within minutes and stayed friends. I can truly say He is a good guy. I will miss him. Go West in peace my friend.

Daniel Boen

February 24, 2021

What a gut punch this is! Although we only had the opportunity to hangout a few times over the past years, the impact you made on my life will live forever! Cheers to a brother of mine.....

Daniel Boen

Pedro Marshall

February 24, 2021

Words cannot express on here how much you meant to me brother and to your nephew Robbie too. We loved you so much and know you loved us just the same.

So many memories, holidays, conversations, raves, days at work and home that I cannot pick out one from them all to comment on. So much fun all over the world.

Your infectious smile, laugh and character touched everyone you came into contact with.

A true legend who was not only my brother but my partner in crime for so many crazy adventures. I could write a book, maybe I will.

I love and miss you, my heart is broken and Robbie will never forget his uncle H.

Rave and ride on my friend. You were a prick, but you were our prick and I wouldn’t change anything about you.

Pedro and Robbie ❤️❤️❤️💔💔💔

Jack Somsen

February 23, 2021

I met Hayden in 2013. We stayed up until 4am that first night, just talking. I have so many fond memories with H including being thrown into the Fox River in Oshkosh (I may have asked for it). There are a million great stories and memories I will keep of the Dancing Purple Monkey (as my children lovingly call him). And zero negative memories... that was Hayden, a positive and generous friend. And I will miss his hugs, laughter, and company. I will carry a part of his spirit with my forever. For that I am grateful.

Kevin Littler

February 19, 2021

I didn’t know Hayden for long, sadly we didn’t get chance to meet face to face, just over phone and video calls working together all too briefly. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and close friends at this time