Age: 93 Address: Jacks Creek Community Date of Death: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Clyde Hoey Anglin formerly of the Upper Jacks Creek community, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening in Asheville. The funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, October 19 in the chapel of Jacks Creek Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Pete Peterson officiating. Honorary Pallbearers include nephews Donald and Martin Anglin, grandson Christopher Anglin great-grandsons Emory Orr and Carson Orr close friends and neighbors, Sam Boggess, Jim Evans and Bill Evans. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Burial will follow immediately in the Anglin cemetery with military honors presented by the Sgt. E.L. Randolph, Chapter #57 D.A.V. The family requests that in lieu of floral memorials, donations can be made to Home Based Patient Care (HBPC), c/o Volunteer Services, Charles George VA Medical Center, 1100 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805.
Clyde was married for 52 to years to Flaude Dale of Windom, who died in 2010. Surviving are his four children, daughters Brenda A. McIntosh and husband Bill of Charlotte, Barbara Anglin-Salmond and husband, Ron Salmond of St. Helen, Michigan and sons Suel Anglin of Asheville and John Anglin of Woodfin. Two sisters-in-law Myra Dale Creech and husband, Leo, of Graham, Mrs. Marie Dale of Old Fort and brother-in-law, Rufus Dale of Burlington. In addition, three grandchildren; Teresa Orr and husband, Tom, Angie Hewitt, Christopher Anglin; five great grandchildren: Emory Orr, Carson Orr, Ashlee Hewitt, Christopher Anglin, Jr. and Josie Anglin, and one great-great-grandson, Bentley Hewitt.
A native of Yancey county Clyde was the youngest of six sons born to MacWilliam and Cora Bailey Anglin, late of the Upper Jacks Creek community. His brothers were Garrett Dempsey, Cecil Gibbs, Suel Cornelius, Fred Lee, and Woodrow Morgan "Crick".
Clyde, along with his brothers Suel and Fred, Byrd and Evans cousins with guidance from the late John S. LeFevre, contributed much of the labor that built Jacks Creek Presbyterian Church, with the cornerstone being set in 1933. He was an Elder Emeritus and served as Treasurer for over 40 years.
He graduated from Clearmont High School prior to the Second World War and attended college in Asheville after completing his service in the army. During WWII, he served with the 406th Infantry 102nd Division, "The Ozarks" and saw action in the Rhineland and several parts of Central Europe. He began his career at Firth Carpet and then worked several years at Mohasco Industries until his retirement.
My father and mother were married in 1957 and built their home on Sheriff Anglin Road in 1960. They lived there until her death in 2010.
Clyde enjoyed good company, good food and was tolerant of well-behaved children. He had a wicked sense of humor and a gift for mimicry - no one was immune. That included all manner of dogs (except dachshunds), cats, cattle, nieces, nephews, sons, daughters, elderly aunts, grandparents, parents (poor ol' Will Anglin...), sisters-in-law, brothers; everyone shared/endured his gift for practical jokes equally. One of his sisters-in-law remarked, "If there was a small child or a dog being deviled, you knew Clyde Anglin was behind it" - the late Mrs. Garrett 'Lois' Anglin. Children were allowed to take part in the fun if they learned to play ball or croquet and win. But woe unto those who made noise during Tar Heel basketball games.
He enjoyed helping others and made friends easily. He loved to garden, especially yellow tomatoes and he and my mother grew enough food on Jacks Creek for a third-world nation.
He liked to dress well; his clothes always looked sharp and during the 1960's he and my mother were members of the Burnsville Dance Club. A band would be hired to play at the community building on Robertson Street and everyone dressed up. My mother and my Aunt Delor (the late Mrs. Cecil Anglin), felt they had the inside track on local fashion with their own couturier, Clara Penland of Cattail Creek. Some of my best memories of that time were waiting with my father for my mother to get ready, he would put on Ray Charles and I would stand on his feet and he taught me the box-step. Then they were off for a night on the town and my brother John, our cousin Mae Byrd and I would watch Lawrence Welk, eat Jiffy-Pop and drink Pepsi out of the good stemware.
On behalf of my sisters and brother, we would extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to some special friends, neighbors and service providers:
Jim and Katie Evans
Sam and Carol Boggess
Donald and Linda Anglin
The Pastors, staff and members of the First Presbyterian Church of Asheville
The volunteer crew of the Saturday Sanctuary ministry and the choir at First Presbyterian Church
The staff and volunteers of the Charles George VA Hospital in Oteen
Reverend Pete Peterson and the members of Jacks Creek Presbyterian Church
Mark Grindstaff and the staff of Yancey Funeral Services
And especially the staff of Chunn's Cove Assisted Living, your compassion, consideration and kindness to our father was sincere, professional and greatly appreciated. Your efforts made a tremendous difference in his quality of life and the peacefulness of his passage from this world to the next.