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Clyde Averitt

July 20, 1934 — October 15, 2020

Clyde Ray Averitt a long time resident and business owner of Brenham went to join the Lord and past family members and friends on October 15, 2020. He was born July 20, 1934 in Houston Texas to his parents Clyde Leroy Averitt and Opal Pauline Carr Averitt. Clyde attended School in Houston and Humble, Texas. He and his wife Helen Joyce Kilburn Averitt of 60 years were married on January 3, 1956 in Little Rock, Arkansas. They were blessed with three sons, Donald, Gary and Dennis Averitt.

Clyde is survived by his, two sons; Donald Ray Averitt and wife Sylvia of Las Vegas, Gary Randall Averitt and wife Robin of Houston, Daughter-In-Law Jennifer Janner (Averitt) Juries of Brenham, four grandchildren: Josh Averitt and wife Britney, Jacob Averitt and wife Morgan, Madison Averitt and Drake Averitt. One Great Grandson: Easton Ryan Averitt (son of Josh and Britney). Along with many cousins, nephews, nieces and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Helen Joyce Kilburn Averitt and son Dennis Ross Averitt. Also, his father and mother and brother Eugene and sister Marilyn.

He joined the U. S. Navy during the Korean War and served three tours of duty in Korea. After an Honorable Discharge, he was employed by The Houston Chronicle and later, Bud Hadfield Printers. Clyde was one of the early founders of Kwik-Kopy Corporation in 1966. He retired from Kwik-Kopy in 1981 as Vice President of Training. Clyde also worked as a part time country disc-jockey on KWHI. from 1972 -1981 and was popularly known as “Country Clyde”. He opened a local printing business, Printing Services, in 1984. He sold the printing business in 1997 and he and his wife enjoyed their retirement until his wife’s death June 5, 2016. They shared 45 years in Brenham.

Clyde was a past Commander and Life Member of the V.F.W. Post 7104, and member of the American Legion Post 48. He donated a bell to the Washington County Veterans Organization to be sounded on Veterans Day with a poem he wrote “Ring The Bell Loudly”. Board member of the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association of Brenham, and a member of the Washington County and City of Brenham Citizens On Patrol.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Brenham Memorial Oaks Chapel. Visitation hours will be two hours prior to the funeral service, beginning at 9:00 am.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, TX 77833.


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