Clyde was a truckdriver for North Express of Winamac. He also drove for Pierceton Trucking, Sealed Power of Rochester, and Peabody Retirement Community of North Manchester.
He was a graduate of Akron High School in 1958. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, the American Legion, and VFW all of Rochester. He enjoyed reading and was a White Sox, Oakland Raiders, and Indianapolis Colts fan.