Clyde Steven Stumpff
July 12th, 1955-December 27th, 2020
Clyde Steven Stumpff, 65, of Edmond passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on December 27th, 2020. He was a fifth-generation Oklahoman and a descendant of two families of ‘89ers, the Stumpffs and Arnolds, from Guthrie. He was born at Tinker Air Force Base on July 12th, 1955 to Eugene Albert and Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Stumpff. His hobbies in high school included drama, chorus, drums and chasing after his sweetheart, Cheryl Swang. They both graduated Yukon High School in the Class of 1973. They were married later that year. They had son, Russell in 1976 and daughter, Paige in 1980.
In the early days, Clyde started his own business, Stumpff Construction, which did foundation work and remodeling. Clyde was always an extremely hard worker who did whatever necessary to take care of his family. He worked a variety of jobs over the years including Payless Cashways, construction and managing a storage building company, all of which utilized his knowledge, skills and attention to detail. He eventually started a business, Anglewood Builders, with his son. They built custom storage buildings, sheds and playhouses. They prided themselves on the quality and affordability of their unique designs. Equipped with his extensive knowledge of the commercial and residential construction industries, he started his career with Lowe’s in 2004. This knowledge, coupled with his easy-going personality, allowed him to work in several different departments with ease. The last several years at Lowe’s he was a staple at the Pro Desk where he helped with commercial sales.
Clyde was a devoted husband, father and a man of faith. He had a gracious and unwavering love for his wife, Cheryl “Sherri”. Sometimes viewed as a bit of an odd couple, they always made it work. Things that may have pushed other couples apart brought them closer together. They had the type of love & loyalty that is so rare these days. As a man of strong morals, faith and conviction, he was always willing to counsel or share fellowship with anyone to help them grow in faith.
Clyde was well-known for his sense of humor and quick wit. It is probably the #1 trait people would mention. He was always there with a funny story or witty retort. Luckily, he passed along these attributes to his family. Laughter and humor were the hallmark that got the family through any challenging times over the years.
Clyde was also a talented musician and writer. He started with drums as a teenager and over time dabbled in many instruments. He enjoyed playing the piano, guitar and singing. He didn’t do a lot with music in his later years, but was always musically-inclined. His singing will be deeply missed by the family. He focused his writing on poetry and lyrics. He kept the majority of his work to himself, but if you were lucky enough to get a greeting card from him, you probably got a glimpse of some of his talent. He left many journals full of his writings that will always be treasured by the family.
Clyde lived with with diabetes and heart failure for many years. Due to declining health over the summer, his daughter moved in to help care for him and keep him on the straight and narrow until the end. Clyde is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Cheryl; son, Russell and his wife, Jamie; grandson, Brett Sires; daughter, Paige and her husband Michael Oakes; brother, J. Scott Stumpff and his wife, Sharon and sister, Marilyn Belyeu.
Clyde was a sweet soul that kept his humor intact until the end. He will be deeply missed by family, friends and anyone that knew him.
His ashes will be placed in the Bethany Cemetery with four generations of his family.
A memorial service will be held at a later date when it is safer to gather and celebrate his life.
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