Clyde B. Acord, age 85, lifelong resident of New Haven passed away Monday, February 11, 2008 at his home. Clyde was born in New Haven on July 24, 1922 to the late Raymond and Muriel (Johnson) Acord.
On March 26, 1946 he was married to Flossie (Pettyjohn) who preceded him in death in 1999. Clyde was an Army Veteran serving his country proudly in World War II. He served in North Africa/Italy/Anzio, he was a combat engineer with 5 Battle Stars and the WW II Victory Medal.
He retired in 1980 and pursued his passion of Gardening. He was well known throughout the community for his wonderful vegetables. He loved to visit with his friends, fish and always had a smile for you.
Clyde is survived by: Son, Charles Acord and Carolyn Murray of Eldorado, IL, Daughter, Laveda and Richard Pate of Newburgh, IN, Daughter, Sandra and Donnie Ellison of Norris City, IL. Sister, Sophia Ives of Alton, IL., Companion, Margaret Browning of New Haven, IL., Sister In Law, Irene Carney of New Haven, 1 Grandchild and 3 Great Grandchildren.
Services for Clyde will be, Visitation, Wednesday, February 13, 2008 after 4 PM at the Cox and Son Funeral Home in New Haven, Funeral will be Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the Cox and Son Funeral Home in New Haven with Rev. Cord Bear officiating and burial in the Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.