Clyde Edward Carper, Sr., 94, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2018. He is survived by his loving daughters, Clydette and Clydeane; and loving grandchildren, Clyde, III, Alena, Louie, Jamison, Alicia, Felicia, Larry, Jr., Vincent, Jeremy, Chase and Katie; along with numerous loving great grandchildren and extended family and friends.
Clyde was born in Topeka, Kansas and at the age of 19 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy to serve our country during WWII. After being honorably discharged, Clyde returned home and focused on playing his saxophone and became a member of a band. Members of the band often referred to Clyde as “Click”. Later, Clyde launched his career with Goodyear where he remained until his retirement in May 1986. Clyde spent most of his life in Topeka, Kansas and later moved to settle in Colorado. Clyde was a very loving father, grandfather and great grandfather who enjoyed watching sports, reading and always retained his love for music, especially jazz. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:15 a.m. at Olinger Highland Mortuary, 10201 Grant Street, Thornton, Colorado 80229, followed by a Committal Service at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 South Sheridan Boulevard, Staging Area “C”, Denver, Colorado 80236 at 1:15 p.m. where he will be laid to rest with military honors. Following the Committal Service there will be a reception, (location to be announced at the memorial service).
Fond memories of Clyde and expressions of sympathy for the Carper family may be shared at the guest book below.
- Memorial Service Friday, May 11, 2018
- Committal Service Friday, May 11, 2018
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May 1, 2018
I find it very difficult to let you go! You have been the only father I have ever known, and it certainly has been a treat to be your daughter-in-law. Although death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. I can honestly say the world will not be the same without you, and you surely will be missed. You will always remain in my heart
April 14, 2018
There aren't enough words to describe how much I miss you! I know you can finally rest, and no one deserves that more than you. Thank you for devoting time to raise me and show me kindness and compassion towards others. You are the most amazing man I have ever known, and heaven is a greater place to have you. I love you forever and always!!!!!
April 10, 2018
This man raised me from when I was born till he passed. When I was a baby I called him bebah untill I learned people called him gramps. I knew him my entire life and we were really close. When he died last week I thought of the things he would want me to do and get better at and now I use it as motivation.
April 10, 2018
Mr. Clyde was a beautiful person who will be greatly missed. Prayers to the family💙
Kathryn and Rickey Wittman
April 10, 2018
Dad was the kindest living person there ever was💖 We will greatly miss him and love him forever. Always with a smile on his face and the smile of his heart. Our condolences to his entire family. Rest assured we'll meet again in Heaven when we all get there🙏 He's dancing on clouds in His holy presence. God bless you all. Love you Dad💖😇