Clyde M. Burks, age 85 of rural Sycamore, Ohio died at 12:50 A.M., Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at the Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehab, Upper Sandusky, Ohio. He was born on March 16, 1936 to George and Oleta (Dible) Burks. He married Romaine (Riedel) Burks on May 29, 1954 and she survives.
Clyde is survived by three children, Dan (Pat) Burks, Jeanne (Curt) Massie and Rheta (Dave) Mason. He also has five grandchildren, Ben (Erika) Burks, Rob (Holly) Starner, Chelsea (Eric) Schnitzler, Kate (Josh) Loverich and Ian (Krystal) Mason plus two step-grandchildren, Curt and Ryan Massie. There is also eleven great-grandchildren, Harrison, Essie, Leo, Claire, Paysen, Lilly, Grady, Sawyer, Landry, Cecelia, and Maren.
Clyde also has nine brothers and sisters, Floy Swerline, Carl Burks, Owen (Phyllis) Burks, Lois (Jerry) Wolber, Virginia (Ed) Berberick, Mary Latham, Helen (Mike) Jinks, Paul (Lynn) Burks, Fred Burks and sister-in-law, Carol Burks. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Donald Burks and sister, Eva Pahl.
Clyde graduated from McCutchenville High School where he played basketball and baseball. He worked as a plumber, pipefitter and welder. He raced and trained standard bred horses for over thirty years. His favorite horses included Lady Adelia, Classy Time, Jimmy Bob Go and the good race mare, Candy Superstar.
For hobbies, Clyde enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf, painting pictures and baking his famous blackberry pies.
As per his wishes there will be no funeral services. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Wyandot County in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.waltonmoorefuneralhome.com.
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Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of Wyandot County in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882.