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Clyde Harper

Clyde David Harper

Wednesday, December 28, 1949 - Thursday, May 6, 2021
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Clyde David Harper, 71, Sandusky, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021. He was born on December 28, 1949 in Anderson, SC to his beloved late mother, Christine Harper.

Clyde attended Perkins High School, Sandusky, and shortly after graduation in 1969, he was drafted to into United States Marine Corps to serve in the Vietnam War. Clyde was honorably discharged in 1975 as a Lance Corporal.

After a stint at Sears and Roebuck, Clyde began an over 30 year career with then named New Departure (General Motors), retiring in 2007.

As a young man, Clyde became a member of the Prince Hall Masons. It was at a Masonic Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio that Clyde met his beloved wife Sheryll in 1982. On August 20, 1983, Clyde and Sheryll were married at Beulah Baptist church Portsmouth,Ohio. They were approaching their 38th year in marriage this year.

Clyde was an avid sports fan, faithful to his Pittsburgh Steelers through and through. He was a competitive bowler in which he shared his love for the sport with his sons as a fun pastime in their youth. A proud member of the VFW and American Legion, Clyde was well-loved in the city of Sandusky. There wasn’t a place locally that someone didn’t know his name.

He leaves to cherish his memory and celebrate his home going, his devoted wife, Sheryll Thomas Harper and children, Keisha Bannister Brown (Bradley), Dawn Hicks Philon (Charles) Shian Harper, and Cameron Harper; grandchildren, Hosea Allen Jr., Shianna Harper, Jayla Brown, K’Marion Brown, Chloe Harper, Dalaya Hicks; siblings, Willie Harper and Donald Harper; special Aunt, Viola Hill; and many nieces and nephews.

He is also preceded in death by his siblings, Bessie Harper, Annie Harper, Virginia Swain, Mary Ann Harper, John Harper, and Frank Harper; nephews, Calvin Harper, Anthony Harper, and Perry Harper; and great nephew, Calvin Harper Jr..

Friends may call on Friday, May 14, 2021, from 10 A.M. until time of funeral services at 12 P.M. Noon in Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1215 Pierce St., Sandusky. Burial will follow in the Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery. Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting toftfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 14th, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 14th, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Ebenezer Baptist Church
    Address
    1215 Pierce Street
    Sandusky, OH 44870
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  • Service

    Friday, May 14th, 2021 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 14th, 2021 12:00pm
    Location
    Ebenezer Baptist Church
    Address
    1215 Pierce Street
    Sandusky, OH 44870
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Francis Alexander

Posted at 02:35pm
I send my condolences and prayers to the Harper Family. I worked with Clyde at Sears. As for bowling, he had his swagger and knew he could bowl. Many are the fond moments I have of Clyde. Wesley Alexander
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Posted at 04:32pm
Praying for you and your family sands.. Love Dean and the X!!
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Tracey Strong

Posted at 07:12pm
Ernie and family, You all have my deepest condolences on the loss of your uncle. God Bless you all and may he rest in peace. love you all. Tracey Strong
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Patricia Sexton

Posted at 06:41pm
I met Clyde in school. My brother and I were in the same homerooms during our years in the Perkins school system. I will always remember Clyde’s smile and his quite voice. Like many kids in school I was picked on, as was my brother, and I know Clyde was also. But when my brother wasn’t by me Clyde would walk with me if he was heading in the same direction. Another school class mate was Tony M.. we were all good friends. After graduating, I would see Clyde from time to time and we would stand and talk like no time had passed by. I missed not seeing him during the shut downs at the OVH due to COVID-19. Clyde, I will always remember you, your smile, and my friend. We will see each other again my friend. From your classmate, Patricia Thompson, Sexton. And- My brother, Capt Patrick Thompson classmate. Thank you for your service.
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