Clyde E. Starks

November 16, 1929October 6, 2020

Clyde E. Starks, 90, of Livonia, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Clyde was born on November 16, 1929 in Petoskey, Michigan. Clyde served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired engineer for Ford Motor Company. Clyde enjoyed outdoor activities, fishing, golfing, and hunting.

Mr. Starks is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Ilene; children James Starks, Scott (Colette Richards) Starks, and Sandra (Richard) Derscha; grandchildren, Elizabeth Starks, Abigail Starks, Evelyn Starks, Bailey Dunsmore, Brandon Starks, Richard Derscha, Jr. and Katherine Derscha. He was pre-deceased by his daughter-in-law, Becky Starks, sisters, Shirley (Jack) Maxwell, Patricia (George) Kasparian and brother, Rex (Mildred) Starks.

Family and friends may visit on Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 3:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 West Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. Burial will take place Monday, October 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with a procession beginning at 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home to Parkview Memorial Cemetery in Livonia.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Starks to the charity of the donor's choice.

Please share a memory of Clyde or condolences with his family at his online guest book below.


  • Visitation Sunday

    Sunday, October 11, 2020

  • Procession to Parkview Cemetery

    Monday, October 12, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, October 12, 2020


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John Maxwell

October 9, 2020

Uncle Mike was always about family! A man that would give you the shirt off his back. At a young age I got to appreciate his service to our country. I was lucky to receive his Pea Coat from his Navy days! I wore it for years with honor! My family will be donating to the following charity in honor of a fellow Veteran:
Downriver For Veterans. I am a member of this organization that helps feed, cloth, house, or help our veterans in any way or thing they may need. Love you Uncle Mike, was so glad I got to spend some time with you last Saturday. Our heartfelt love goes out to the Starks family during the loss of the patriarch of the family.
The Maxwell's, John & Ruth, Mark & Jane and their family.

Steve Tucky

October 7, 2020

Every time I was with him, he was warm and inviting with a great sense of humor. I enjoyed talking with him every time I was in town.
I pray your painful memories turn into treasured memories very quickly. He will be missed.


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