OBITUARY

Clyde Thomas Stallings

June 11, 1935July 6, 2013

Clyde Thomas Stallings was born in Everett, Washington in 1935 and passed away unexpectedly last Saturday, July 6, 2013. He was 78 years old. Clyde grew up in south Everett. He could often be found working at his dad’s gas station, one of the first in the area along dirt-packed Highway 99. Clyde attended Wilson Elementary, Rose Hill Junior High, and graduated from Everett High School in 1953. He earned the God and Country Award as a scout. He excelled in music and was known as the “Young Man with the Horn” in high school. He loved playing his trumpet beside the juke box at various clubs in Everett, which is probably how he picked up his pool-shark skills. He also loved playing tennis. After a short time at University of Washington he enlisted in the Air Force. Upon returning from his service he was hired at Boeing and retired in 1995 after 37 years of employment. He was a great husband, dad, and grandpa. At times he was too stern or too practical but he always made up for that by having fun on trips, boating, waterskiing, hiking, and helping his kids with projects. Clyde is survived by his loving wife Betty of 52 years; his children Tammy Grafe (Cory), Kim Dahlquist (Steve), and Tom Stallings; his grandchildren Mckensie, Madison, Reilly, Connor, Kate, and his 4-legged companion Bess. We will miss him so much. Services will be held on Saturday, July 13 at Floral Hills Cemetery in Lynnwood, Washington at 1:00. www.floralhillslynnwood.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 13, 2013
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Tammy Grafe

August 7, 2013

Miss you so much dad ...love forever and always Tammy

Jane Weight

July 15, 2013

Clyde was the best neighbor ever. I remeber all the good times we had on his boat and the wonderful care that Betty gave to my son. I am so sorry for your loss.

July 15, 2013

I'm thinking of your family and sending prayers your way.

Kris Roy

Carmen Frazier McCumby

July 13, 2013

So sorry to hear of Clyde's passing. Sending prayers of comfort to his family. He was one of our classmates at EHS. He will be fondly remembered next Saturday, July 20th, at our 60th EHS Class reunion.

Matt and Sarah Miles

July 13, 2013

Clyde was the best land lord ever. He never got tired of helping us with projects around the house. Betty and Clyde were our home away from home. We loved sharing the start of our life together with them. You will be missed Clyde.

Earl Plant

July 13, 2013

I remember Clyde very well when we were classmates at Rosehill Jr. High in Mukilteo.
My condolences to his family.
Earl Plant

Bill Brulotte

July 11, 2013

I never met Clyde but I know he must have been a wonderful man. This is very apparent in how his wonderful daughter, Kim, has lived her life and raised her own kids.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Stallings Family ...especially to Kim, Steve, Maddie, Conner and Reilly.

Gail Chism

July 11, 2013

My name is Gail Chism. Years ago I bought a batch of old negatives that had Clyde Stallings name on them. A couple of years ago I called Clyde. He said they were his dad's. I always meant to give them to him, & called a few more times. He was so informative & easy to talk too, so it is with great sadness I read of his passing. I talked to David Dilgard & of course he knew all about his dad & his impact on Silver Lake. The negatives are old black & white & would love to return them to the family--my # is 425-258-9381. May he rest in God's peace.

Bob Bolerjack

July 11, 2013

Besides being “a great husband, dad, and grandpa,” Clyde was a very kind friend to my father, Ralph Bolerjack, with whom he worked at Boeing. After my Dad had a significant stroke, Clyde visited him at his home, which my Dad and Mom appreciated very much. He was also kind enough to attend my Dad's memorial service in 1995, where I had the opportunity to meet him. He told me I have my Dad's laugh, something no one had ever said to me. It meant a lot to me then, and has meant a lot since. My family extends its sincere condolences to yours on the passing of a terrific friend.

Jim Thompson

July 10, 2013

I'm very sorry to see thar Clyde has left us - I graduated from high school with him and also recall some time holding cue sticks together- all the best to his survivors.