Obituary Record

Clyde F. Jr. Larson
Died on 5/19/2018


Clyde F. Larson Jr. of Merritt Island, Florida was born in Blair, on October 10, 1932. He passed away May 19, 2018, at the age of 85. He spent his early years working on the family farm. His professional career began in 1953 in the United States Air Force as an aircraft mechanic and an instructor. Upon his release from military service in 1956, he began working in the technical training field, for a number of companies, including William J. Graham Aviation, RCA and TWA.

In 1964, while working for RCA, he took the opportunity to relocate the family from Willingboro, N.J., to Brevard County, and has considered Merritt Island home ever since.

In 1976, he took on the very rewarding and challenging role of vice president and general manager of Trans Arabian Technical Services (TATS) in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. He was extremely proud of his accomplishments with TATS, overseeing the technical development of local personnel working with ARAMCO, the Saudi Government Railroad Organization, as well as the Saudi Navy.

In 1988, Clyde returned to the states to spend more time with his family and finished his career with TW Recreational Services, serving as director of technical services and procurement at Kennedy Space Center until his retirement in 1995.

Since then, Clyde spent most of his time pursuing his lifelong passions for fishing, boating, home remodeling projects, and spending time with his ever growing family. He’s now at peace and together once again with the love of his life.

Clyde was preceded in death by his wife, Twila; father, Clyde Sr.; mother, Jennie; step-mother, Lila; and brothers, Duane and Ronnie. Clyde is survived by his four children: Mark Larson (Casey); Vance Larson (Denise Gordon); Sandra Benton (Omner Calhoun) and Kristen Livesay (Dave); sister, Donna Jones; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A visitation was held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, 5950 S U.S. Hwy 1 Rockledge, Fla. A funeral service followed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made in Clyde's name to Vitas Hospice,

~~~Obituaries courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file at the Blair Public Library.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 5/25/2018