Clyde Wickliffe Day, 98 of Kerrville, TX departed this life with his family by his side on May 29, 2019.
Clyde was born August 11, 1920 to Lorenzo Dow and Mary Elizabeth (Reneau) Day near Floyd, Texas. Clyde's father passed away when he was two, and he and his siblings, May, L.D., James, and Emmett were raised on a small cotton farm by his mother, a strong influence who encouraged each of the children to obtain college degrees. His education included Floyd High School, where he graduated as Valedictorian, followed by Wesley Junior College, and the University of Texas. He was a veteran of World War II, having proudly served on the USS Boston in the Pacific Theater. He was a Professional Engineer, working in the field of Engineering and Construction for 38 years, first employed at the Celanese Chemical Company plant in Bishop, Texas, followed by stops in New York, and Houston, where he retired in 1983.
He was married to Rachel Elliott Pressly, daughter and granddaughter of Presbyterian missionaries in Mexico, on October 6, 1943, and to this union were born, Neill Wickliffe, Margaret Reneau, Henry Pressly and Elizabeth Bradley Day. The family was raised in Kingsville, Texas where Clyde was active in the First Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis Club, and as a Boy Scout Leader. Clyde was active in the Methodist Church as a boy, and the Presbyterian Church after marriage, serving as Deacon, Elder, Stephen Minister, Presbytery Chair of Council, and Moderator of two Presbyteries, Brazos and South Texas. In retirement, Clyde continued to serve in volunteer work for the First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville, and donated over 10,000 hours to Heart of the Hills Hospice. He was well known locally for his clock shop, Clyde's Clocks, which he owned and operated from his home from 1983 through 2016, when he retired at the age of 95.
Clyde Day is survived by his daughter, Margaret Day and husband, Bruce Glover of Tehuacana, Texas; son, Henry Day and wife, Vicki of Scottsdale, Arizona; his beloved son, Neill and daughter, Elizabeth having predeceased him. Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and family include: Jennifer Lewis and husband David of Reading, England, plus Great-Grandchildren Blake and Owen Lewis; Geoffrey Day of Tokyo, Japan; Lawrence (Lars) Koenig and wife Kerri of Lubbock, Texas, plus Great-Grandchildren Lily and Calleigh; May Koenig of Durango, Colorado; Samuel Holan and wife Kristen of Austin, Texas; Rachel Holan of Australia; Rebecca Day of Houston, Texas; Son-in-Law Evan Quenon, husband of Elizabeth.
Special friends important to Clyde were his best friend, Penny Aberthal of Kerrville, Texas and caregiver Sondra Nuno of Ingram, Texas.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 2PM at First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville, 800 Jefferson Street, Kerrville, TX 78028.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home (830) 895-5111.
First Presbyterian Church
800 Jefferson Street
Kerrville, TX 78028
Saturday, June 29, 2019
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