Clyde E. Gilpin
Monday 10th of July 1950 - Sunday 21st of July 2019
Clyde E. Gilpin, 69, passed away in Lexington in the early evening of Sunday, July 21, 2019. He was born to the late James and Nevell (Carter) Gilpin in Lexington, Kentucky on July 10, 1950.
Clyde was wed to Patty Spalding on June 6, 1980. Together, they celebrated 39 years of marriage before his passing. Clyde was very musically gifted and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from UK in music. He was an avid UK fan and didn’t miss a game. Clyde also adored his beloved pets, Sammie and Freddie. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and friend and will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Clyde is survived by his wife, Patty Gilpin; sons, Chad and Stuart Clark; sister, Carmenita (Jimmy) Hawkins; brothers-in-law, Jerry (Betty) Spalding and Jimmy Spalding; nieces, Jodi Pieratt and Jayma Hawkins; great-niece Anna Grace Pieratt, and great-nephew, Clark Pieratt.
Family will receive friends for visitation from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Saturday, July 27th at Milward – Man O’ War located at 1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington. A funeral service will follow visitation with Ken Fouts presiding.
In honor of Clyde’s legacy, his family requests that memorial donations be directed to the Lexington Humane Society, 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40504.
To share a remembrance of Clyde or offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
Pattie I am saddened to hear of Clyde’s passing. He was a wonderful human being. I know he is in the heavens playing his music and telling the angles how to run the place. He will be missed. Pattie take care and God bless. A big hug. Im sorry for your sorrow.
Patty,I was so saddened to have heard last evening that Clyde had passed away.I have the fondest memories of working w/both him and you at the Lexington Clinic and remember u two together,how sweet u two were together and his love for playing in his band.I’m so sorry that he has passed.If I had known.I would’ve attended to pay my respects to such a sweet gentle man.I know this is so hard for u as I lost Derek 6 years ago.I will be praying for u, that God comforts your heart during this sad sad time.I am so sorry.Truly,the world lost a beautiful soul.Love Penny Gilpin
Patty, I’m so sorry for your lost. I just found out, I wish I could have been at the service. I’ll be praying for you.
Such a sweet happy generous man. Was a privilege to work with you. Rest high Clyde🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️
Clyde was a former client, a fellow musician, a friend and most importantly, a brother in Christ. I cannot believe that he has finished his journey on this earth. I know that he will be missed by many. My prayers for Patty and the family. May you feel the presence of the Lord and experience the peace that passes understanding.
Clyde and I have been the best of friends since high school (Lafayette) in the mid 60’s. A good and kind soul who was always there if I needed him. We spent many the evening at Jerry’s after band events or games talking about anything and everything. No one can ever replace him or what he meant to me. It was a blessing to be friends with him and I will always remember how much better he made my life. Rest in peace my friend.