George Edward Clyde

July 14, 1938April 5, 2018
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Sulphur – George Edward Clyde, Sr. passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, in a local hospital at the age of 79.

George is survived by his wife of 57 years, Helen Walters Clyde; two children, Cathy Clyde Patton and husband Andrew, George Edward Clyde, Jr. and wife Jennifer, all of Sulphur; seven grandchildren, Brody Patton, Hunter Patton, Madeline Patton, Jack Clyde, Emily Clyde, Elizabeth Clyde and Eloise Clyde; his brother, Joey Clyde and wife Susan; his sister, Suellyn Hudson and husband Rich; and numerous nieces and nephews; he was preceded in death by his parents, John Joseph Clyde and Velma Clyde, and a host of friends.

George was born in Alexandria, LA in 1938. He graduated from Bolton High School in 1956 and Louisiana Tech University in 1962 with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Math Education. Upon graduation, George and Helen moved to Sulphur. He worked for the Calcasieu Parish School Board as a teacher, principal and school administrator for 35 years. After retiring, George worked for the City of Sulphur for ten years, five years as the Director of Finance. He was an active member of Henning Memorial United Methodist Church for 55 years. He was a past Chairman of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools which covers a twelve state region in the southern U.S. He was a member of the West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital Foundation board since 1999. George enjoyed working outdoors, church related activities and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. His memorial service will be held on Monday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Henning Memorial United Methodist Church in Sulphur. Visitation will be Sunday evening, April 8th in the church from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and continue on Monday morning from 10 a.m. until service time. Rev. Ellen Alston and Rev. Austin Rinehart will officiate.

His inurnment will follow the service in the church columbarium in the Prayer Garden. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Henning Memorial United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.


  • Helen Walters Clyde, Wife of 57 years
  • Cathy Clyde Patton and husband Andrew, Daughter
  • George Edward Clyde, Jr. "Eddie" and wife Jennifer, Son
  • Joey Clyde and wife Susan, Brother
  • Suellyn Hudson and husband Rich, Sister
  • Brody Patton, Grandson
  • Hunter Patton, Grandson
  • Jack Clyde, Grandson
  • Emily Clyde, Granddaughter
  • Madeline Patton, Granddaughter
  • Elizabeth Clyde, Granddaughter
  • Eloise Clyde, Granddaughter

  • Henning Memorial United Methodist Church


  • Visitation Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Memorial Service Monday, April 9, 2018

George Edward Clyde

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Ione Bollar

April 13, 2018

Dear Tooter,
This is "Onie" Jeffery Bollar - do you remember our names from all these years ago? Truly it has been a long time.
I am deeply sorry for your loss, but delighted George is in Heaven. I imagine he and Charlie "Chuck" are having a grand visit. Chuck has been gone almost four years now. The road we now travel is different and we are adjusting to what I have learned is our "new normal". Take your time leaning on our Savior, Jesus, your family and loved ones who surround you - remembering that Jesus is always there for you.
Blessings to you and your family - hold tight to one another, Onie

Sheila Dorsey

April 10, 2018

Joey and Suellyn, We are so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Larry Dorsey Family

Joyce Whelchel Alexander

April 9, 2018

Mr. Clyde was one of my most favorite teachers! He was such an inspiration to us students, showing how much he cared for us to learn. I learned so much from him! He not only taught class, he taught us how to respect one another. He was a great example of what we all should be as a person, as a Christian. He left his mark in the classroom! He is missed!

Linda Hoffpauir Marcantel

April 9, 2018

Mrs. Clyde and family, so sorry for your loss. Your are in my prayers.

Pat Dautriel Vidrine

April 7, 2018

I'm so very sorry to hear of Mr. Clyde's passing. This whole family I love. Such a great teacher & man! Prayers & healing hearts sent to you all!

Judy Bredehoeft

April 7, 2018

He was one of my favorite teachers. I was NEVER a math whiz nor did I like being in any type of math/algebra class except for my 9th grade year when he was my teacher. He actually made a dull subject interesting, challenging and fun.