Clyde H. Mehaffey

Mar 13, 2012

Devoted Husband, Father

WAYNESVILLE —  Clyde Hampton Mehaffey,  84, of Pink Dogwood Lane, passed awayTuesday, March 13, 2012, at Autumn Care Nursing Home.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Dock and Lois Smathers Mehaffey and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Tracy Mehaffey; one granddaughter, Maria Mehaffey; two sisters, Dixie Ensley and Louise Shelton; and one brother, Bud Mehaffey.  He was owner of Clyde Mehaffey Concrete and Finishing Company and a member of Balsam Baptist Church.  Clyde served in the U.S. Marines during World War II and enjoyed fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mabel Downs Mehaffey; one daughter, Delia “Dee” Sluder, and her husband, Dean, of Arden; three sons, Dewey Mehaffey and his wife, Cathy, of the Bethel community, Billy Mehaffey, and his wife, Debbie, of Clyde, and Steve Mehaffey, and his wife, Brenda, of Waynesville; one sister, Barbara Anderson, and her husband, Roger, of Canton; two brothers, Richard Mehaffey, and his wife, Beverly, of Jackson County, and James Mehaffey, and his wife, Dottie, of Hazelwood; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great- granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Dr. James G. Mackey officiating.  Burial will follow at Ratcliffe Cove Cemetery, with military services conducted by VFW Post 5202 and American Legion Post 47.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

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