SMSGT. Clyde B. Plumley

Published 5:03 pm Wednesday, October 4, 2017

SMSGT. Clyde B. Plumley, USAF Retired, 74, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.

Clyde didn’t lose his battle with cancer; God just decided he had fought long enough. He traveled all over the world during almost 25 years in the Air Force. When he got to Vietnam in June 1967, they gave an M-16 and a .38 and made him a combat medic. He beat the mortars, bullets, and mosquitos, but Agent Orange took him and thousands others down.

Clyde leaves the love of his life, Mary Ann to carry on. He fell in love with her the first time he saw her. Then he took her out of Kansas. Duane who later married Travis, was their first child and was daddy’s little man. Deanna was next, and was spoiled by her daddy. Scott came along right before Clyde went to Vietnam. He missed those precious months of not seeing him grow up. His granddaughter, Keri Lynn, came along after Clyde was too old to spoil her.

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Clyde was predeceased by his parents, Claude and Annie Emery Plumley, and his three big brothers, Grady, Carl, and Boyd.

Clyde is also survived by three sisters, Betty, Bessie, and Myrtle.

A memorial service will be held at Rock Springs Baptist Church, Landrum, S.C. at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 with Rev. Randy Smith and Rev. Jimmy Camp officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 – 1:45 p.m. at the church.

Interment will follow at Clyde’s Ballfield with Military Rites given by the Polk County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma, OK 73123.

McFarland Funeral Chapel and Crematory
Tryon, N.C.